Liparis abbreviated as Lip. in horticultural trade, is a genus of orchids, composed of around 400 species.
Distribution[edit | edit source]
This genus is made up of terrestrial orchids with a worldwide distribution. They are usually found in wet montane forests.
Description[edit | edit source]
Plants in this genus has a long column and two pollina
Culture[edit | edit source]
Grow plants in cool to intermediate conditions. Plants grow in a media made of small bark, perlite, and sand. Keep medium moist but not wet. Temperate species may require a winter rest with reduce water.
Naming[edit | edit source]
The genus is named after the shiny leaves of the plants. The plants are commonly called flase twayblade and widelip orchid
Synonyms[edit | edit source]
- Alipsa Hoffmansegg 1842
- Androchilus Liebman 1844
- Cestichis Lindley 1887
- Empusa Lindley 1824
- Empusaria Rchb.f 1828
- Gastroglottis Bl. 1825
- Paliris Dum. 1827
- Platystylis Lindley 1828
- Pseudorchis S.F. Gray 1754
- Stichorchis Thou. 1822
- Sturmia Rchb.f 1826