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Liparis apiculata

Liparis apiculata

Liparis apiculata Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1911) 216

Type: Schlechter 16552 (holo B, lost; iso BO, K, L, NSW, S)

Synonyms:

  • Disticholiparis apiculata (Schltr.) Marg. & Szlach., Orchidee 55 (2004) 176

Epiphytic, slender, 25-40 cm high. Rhizome decumbent, short; roots filiform, elongated, flexuose, glabrous. Pseudobulbs often crowded, sometimes up to 1 cm apart, at the base ovate, almost ancipitous, stem-like narrowed, 4-8 cm long, basal part 0.7-1 cm diam., 1-1.7 cm long, 1-leaved. Leaf erect or suberect, linear, acute or subacuminate, gradually somewhat narrowed towards the base, glabrous, 20-30 cm long, near the middle 0.6-0.9 cm wide. Inflorescence slender, erect, ancipitous, often somewhat surpassing the leaf, without peduncle-scales, glabrous; rachis densely several- to many-flowered, distichous, up to 6 cm long. Floral bracts erect-patent, two-ranked, almost overlapping, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, ancipitous-conduplicate, about as long as the pedicellate, ovary. Flowers erect-patent. Sepals reflexed, oblong, apiculate, glabrous, c. 0.65 cm long. Lateral sepals oblique. Petals at the base indistinctly clawed, obliquely obovate-spathulate, obtuse, somewhat shorter than the sepals. Lip at the base broadly quadrate-oblong, geniculate-decurved, as long as the petals, above the base 0.28 cm wide, at the base with a subquadrate, obtuse callus, in front of this with two small, obtuse calli, above the middle gradually narrowed and produced into a subquadrate, distinctly apiculate lobe with two convex, oblong, papillose-puberulous patches. Column pyramidal-trapezoid, a third as long as the petals, rounded at the base, glabrous. Anther suborbicular, broadly obtuse, glabrous. Ovary and pedicel glabrous, c. 1 cm long. (After Schlechter, 1911-1914)


Flowers bright salmon red.

Epiphyte in lower montane forest; 1000 m.

Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Papua New Guinea. See map

distribution in New Guinea

Intermediate growing epiphyte.

September.

  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1923) t. 81, fig. 298
  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Malaxideae
  • Section Distichae
  • Genus Liparis
  • Species Liparis apiculata

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Liparis apiculata

Liparis apiculata Schltr., drawing R. Schlechter in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1923) t. 81, fig. 298

Liparis apiculata

Liparis apiculata Schltr., herbarium sheet, Schlechter 16552 (isotype specimen L)

Liparis apiculata

Liparis apiculata Schltr., herbarium sheet, Schlechter 16552 (isotype specimen L)