Liparis puberula

Liparis puberula Ridl., Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 9 (1916) 162

Type: Kloss s.n. (Camp 6a, 3900 ft.) (holo BM)

Pseudobulbs short, 1-leaved, covered with ovate, lanceolate, acuminate, 3 cm long, 1 cm wide cataphylls. Leaves not articulated, petiolate; blade oblanceolate, cuspidate, narrowed to the base, 13 by 2.2 cm; petiole 6 cm long. Inflorescence 14 cm long, carrying distant flowers almost to the base. Peduncle scales lanceolate, acuminate, 2 cm long. Floral bracts 0.5 cm [‘0.5 mm’] long, lanceolate, acuminate, as long as the ovary. Sepals oblong-elliptic, obtuse, 0.3 cm long, 3-nerved, nerves in the middle close together, the mid-vein raised. Lateral sepals broader than the median sepal. Petals linear, obtuse, half as wide as the sepals. Lip 0.4 cm long and wide, orbicular-obovate, claw very short, apex retuse, indistinctly 3-lobed; mid-lobe shortly linear-oblong; margins minutely pubescent, callus with two short, rounded lobes connected by a very small transverse keel. Column 0.2 cm long, at the base swollen, above more slender, curved. Anther transversely oblong, rounded, not rostrate, apex flat, pustulate. (After Ridley, 1916)

Colours: Flowers green.

Habitat: Not recorded; 759 m.

Flowering time in the wild: Not recorded.

Distribution: Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua (Indonesia). See map: 416-391M.JPG.

Cultivation: Warm growing.