Liparis montana (Blume) Lindl. 1830 SUBGENUS Sturmia SECTION Liparis

Plant and Flowers in situ Java Photos by J B Comber

Common Name or Meaning The Montane Liparis

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Java and Borneo usually on montane ridges in primary forests at elevations of 1000 to 2400 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with an elliptic pseudobulb giving rise from the base a new pseduobulb in an ascending fashion and carrying a single apical leaf and a basal leaf both are pale shiny green, undulate margined, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 4" [10 cm] long, to 20 flowered inflorescence with persistent green floral bracts.

Synonyms Apation purpurascens Blume ex Ridl. 1886; Leptorkis atropurpurea (Blume) Kuntze 1891; Leptorchis montana (Blume) Kuntze 1891; Liparis brevistylis (J.J.Sm.) J.J.Sm. 1917; Liparis montana var. brevistylis J.J.Sm. 1905; Liparis montana var. maxima Ridl. 1896; Liparis repens Ridl. 1886; Malaxis atropurpurea Blume 1825; *Malaxis montana Blume 1825

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994;