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Orchid Species: Liparis viridiflora

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Liparis viridiflora is an orchid species identified by (Blume) Lindl. in 1830.
Genus
Liparis (Lip.)
Grex
viridiflora
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Blume) Lindl.
Year
1830
ORIGIN: Found in Assam, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, lower India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, China, Borneo, Java, the Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatra, New Guinea and Taiwan as a variable, small to medium sized, hot to cold growing epiphyte, terrestrial or lithophyte occurring in broadleaf, evergreen, lowland forests on highly eroded, stratified limestone cliffs and bluffs at 300 to 2500 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A variable, small to medium sized, hot to cold growing epiphyte, terrestrial or lithophyte occurring in broadleaf, evergreen, lowland forests on highly eroded, stratified limestone cliffs and bluffs at 300 to 2500 meters, that has short and ovoid to long and cylindric pseudobulbs carrying 2, obovate-oblong or oblanceolate, obtuse, acute or acuminate leaves that blooms in the late fall to early winter on an erect, cylindric, to 10 [25 cm] long, slender, densely many flowered, racemose inflorescence with small, lanceolate, acuminate, scarious bracts and very small, crowded flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: Less than 1/4 inch [less than 0.6125 mm] -- 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 kempteriana 1911 Schltr.
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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