Liparis trachyglossa Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Distichae

Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm LATER Winter

Common Name The Rough Lip Liparis [refers to the papillose-asperate lip]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on tree in forests at elevations around 800 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with an elongate, decumbent rhizome giving rise to distant, narrowly stem shaped, basally thickened, laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect, linear, acute to subacuminate, glabrous, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the later winter on an erect, thin, ancipitous, slightly compressed glabrous, a little shorter than the leaves in length, peduncle 5.6 to 9.6" [14 to 24 cm] long, distichous, to 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, bisected, imbricating, ovate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are greenish yellow.

Synonyms Disticholiparis trachyglossa (Schltr.) Marg. & Szlach. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide;

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