Liparis merapiensis Schlechter 1911

SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Blepharoglossum Schlechter

TYPE Drawing

Photo by Peter O'Byrne/ Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade WarmCool

Common Name The Mount Merapi Liparis [A Mountain in Sumatra]

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in west Sumatra at elevations around 600 to 2000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to narrowly oblong, slightly flattened, narrowing towards the apex pseudobulbs carrying a single, more or less erect, elliptic to strap-shaped, narrwoign below into the base leaf that blooms on a terminal, erect, angular, peduncle terete, longer than the leaves, 8.8" [22 cm] long overall, laxly 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Cestichis merapiensis ( Schltr. ) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005; Stichorkis merapiensis ( Schltr. ) Marg. , Szlach. & Ku?ak 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bot Jahrb. Syst. 34 Beibl. 104:15 1911 drawing fide; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Liparis Seidenfaden 1976; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001

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