Liparis merrillii (Ames) Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Distichae

Plant and FlowersPhotos by Takato NATSU from Japan and his Japan Orchids Page

Full shadeWarmColdWinterSpring

Common Name Merril's Liparis [Elmer Merrill - American Botanist in the Philippines late 1800's early 1900's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in the Philippines in mossy montane forests at elevations of 300 to 2900 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with 2" [5 cm] between each small, conical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear to narrowly oblong, gradually tapering at both ends, deciduous, acute leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a terminal, erect, flattened, strongly winged, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Cestichis merrillii Ames 1905; Disticholiparis merrillii (Ames) Marg. & Szlach. 2004; Stichorkis merrillii ( Ames ) Cootes 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911; Orchidiana Philippiniana Valmayor 1984; The Orchids of The Philippines Cootes 2001 photo ok

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