Liparis reflexa Lindl. 1826 SECTION Cestichis Photo courtesy of Scott McGregor

Flower Close up Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt

FragrancePart ShadeCool to Cold SummerFall

Common Name The Back-Bent Petal Liparis - In Australia Tom Cats - Onion Orchid - The Dog Orchid

Flower Size 1/4" [.6125 cm]

Found as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing lithophyte or occasional terrestrial and lithophyte in New South Wales Australia at elevations up to 1000 meters on rocks and rock faces in rainforests with conical pseudobulbs enveloped by imbricate, leafless sheaths in youth and carrying 2 apical, erect, linear, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a 7" to 8" [17.5 to 20 cm] long, loosely many flowered, racemose inflorescence with urine scented flowers,[yum]..

Synonyms Alipsa foliosa (Lindl.) Hoffmanns. 1842; Cestichis reflexa (R.Br.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005; *Cymbidium reflexum R.Br. 1810; Leptorchis reflexa (R.Br.) Kuntze 1891; Liparis decursiva Rchb.f. 1884; Liparis foliosa Lindl. 1825; Sturmia cuneilabris Benth. 1873; Stichorkis reflexa (R.Br.) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak 2008 ; Sturmia reflexa (R.Br.) F.Muell. 1860

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as L foliosa; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as L foliosa; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Cestichis reflexa photo fide

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