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Orchid Species: Liparis kempteriana

Kew currently accepted name is Liparis viridiflora

Liparis kempteriana is an orchid species identified by Schltr. in 1911. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Liparis viridiflora.
Liparis (Lip.)
ORIGIN: Found in New Guinea on trees in montane forests at elevations around 350 to 800 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to very close set, cylindrical, slightly basally thickened pseudobulbs carrying two, erect-patent to suberect, oblanceolate-ligulate, acute to apiculate, glabrous, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the fall and early winter on an erect, slightly compressed thin, glabrous, as long as the leaves in length but never shorter, glabrous, to 4 [10 cm] long, rachis to 4.8 [12 cm] long, cylindrical, densely many flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Liparis Lip viridiflora 1830 (Blume) Lindl.
Add+ Cestichis Cestichis longipes 1905 (Lindl.) Ames
Add+ Cestichis Cestichis pendula 1888 Pfitzer in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl (eds.)
Add+ Leptorkis Leptorkis longipes 1891 (Lindl.) Kuntze
Add+ Leptorkis Leptorkis stachyurus 1891 (Rchb.f.) Kuntze
Add+ Leptorkis Leptorkis triloba 1891 (Ridl.) Kuntze
Add+ Liparis Lip boothii 1865 Regel
Add+ Liparis Lip longipes 1830 Lindl.
Add+ Liparis Lip pendula 1838 Lindl.
Add+ Liparis Lip piestopus 1925 Schltr.
Add+ Liparis Lip pleistantha 1919 Schltr.
Add+ Liparis Lip simondii 1950 Gagnep.
Add+ Liparis Lip spathulata 1840 Lindl.
Add+ Liparis Lip stachyurus 1872 Rchb.f.
Add+ Liparis Lip triloba 1886 Ridl.
Add+ Stichorkis Sck pendula 1897 (Pfitzer) Pfitzer in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl (eds.)
Add+ Cestichis Cestichis kempteriana 2005 (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones
Add+ Leptorkis Leptorkis viridiflora 1891 (Blume) Kuntze
Add+ Malaxis Mal viridiflora 1825 Blume
Add+ Stichorkis Sck kempteriana 2008 (Schltr.) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak
Add+ Stichorkis Sck viridiflora 2008 (Blume) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak
Add+ Leptorkis Leptorkis dendrochilum 1891 (Rchb.f.) Kuntze
Add+ Sturmia Sturmia longipes 1855 (Lindl.) Rchb.f.
Add+ Liparis Lip dendrochilum 1872 Rchb.f.
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