Liparis pallida (Blume) Lindl. 1830 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Blepharoglossum Schlechter TYPE Photo by Th. Nordhausen and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Side View of flower

Plant and Flowers Photos by Rici Ricardo

Common Name or Meaning The Pale Liparis

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Found in Java, Sumatra and the Philippines in montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 2500 meters as a medium sized sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with close set, basally ovoid, gradually narrowing towards the apex pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, lanceolate, acute, arising from a narrow base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a terminal, erect, to 16" [40 cm] long, to 50 flowered, longer than the leaf inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, longer than the pedicels and ovaries floral bracts.

Synonyms Leptorkis pallida (Blume) Kuntze 1891; *Malaxis pallida Blume 1825; Stichorkis pallida (Blume) Marg. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide