Liparis vexillifera (Lex.) Cogn. 1895

Plant and Flower in situ Mexico Photos by Mary Gerritsen

Common Name The Flag-Carrying Liparis

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in wet cloud forests at elevations of 1200 to 2650 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a short swollen stem carrying single, linear-lanceolate, folded, acute leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, winged above, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, laxly few flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Cymbidium vexilliferum Lex. 1825; Leptorkis vexillifera (Lex.) Kuntze 1898; Liparis galeottiana (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Hemsl. 1879; Liparis vexillifera var. galeottiana (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Ames & Correll 1942; Liparis vexillifera var. latifolia Cogn. 1895; Malaxis galeottiana A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910; Orchids of Guatemala Ames & Correl 1952; Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth Vol 2 1959; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 not = L jamaicensis; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 1 Foldats 1969 drawing ok; The Orchids of El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 drawing fide/photo ok; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 not = L jamacensis; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 823 Hamer 1983 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; An Orchid Flora Of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 = L jamaicensis; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing fide;

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