Liparis walkeriae Graham 1836 SECTION Liparis

Plant and FlowersPhotos by Takato NATSU from Japan and his Japan Orchids Page

Full shadeCold Summer Fall

Common Name Walker's Liparis

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in southwestern India and Sri Lanka at elevations around 2200 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with an elongate, stalklike, cylindrical pseudobulb carrying 2 to 3, elliptic, succulent, acute, plicate leaves that blooms in the summer through fall on an erect, 6" [15 cm] long, several to many flowered, racemose inflorescence

Synonyms Diteilis walkeriae (Graham) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005; Leptorchis walkeriae (Graham) Kuntze1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 8 1978; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007