Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Liparis viridiflora

I have had this Liparis viridiflora plant for a few years. It has grown nicely but has never bloomed. This spring I decided to divide and re-pot so I could try some different micro-climates in Sonoma. I had already tried different spots in the Napa greenhouse.

Liparis viridiflora - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Liparis (Lip) contains 250 mostly terrestrial species found in wet mountain forests up to 10,000 feet. They are widespread in both temperate and tropical areas. grows in India to the Philippines and Fiji.

During the division I lost the tag. I was running out of patience with the plant when it decides to bloom. Now I have unsalable plants even if I get a good flower picture. I put a picture up and asked the Gardenweb Orchid Forum for help and within a day had the name.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats. Fortunately, finding a name for a tagless species is a whole lot easier than finding one for a hybrid catt. ;)

    My Liparis viridiflora's got five sheaths, and two new leads emerging, but is agonizingly slow to get a move on. Goes with the territory, though, this time of year, indoors with the heat set to low 60s. It's been a fairly mild Fall, but we've already had a couple of hard frosts.