Liparis miniata Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Distichae
Type Drawing by © Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website
Common Name The Rust Red Liparis
Found in New Guinea on trees with dense trickling wet moss in mist forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a elongate decumbent, thin rhizome giving rise to very distant, basally narrowly oblong, ancipitous pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect, linear-ligualte, acute, glabrous, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, thin, ancipitous, slightly compressed glabrous, as long as the leaves in length, 18" [45 cm] long overall, rachis distichous, to 4" [10 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with bisected, erect-patent, imbricating, ovate, acuminate, dorsally carinate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.
Schlechter states that the flowers are brilliant ocher red.
Synonyms Disticholiparis miniata (Schltr.) Marg. & Szlach. 2004
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide;