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Species profile—Liparis simmondsii


Plantae (plants) → Equisetopsida (land plants) → OrchidaceaeLiparis simmondsii

Species details

Plantae (plants)
Equisetopsida (land plants)
Scientific name
Liparis simmondsii F.M.Bailey
WildNet taxon ID
Superseded by
Diteilis simmondsii (03/04/2019)
Conservation significant
Pest status
Short Notes
BRI 008596, handwriting of author
Liparis simmondsii is a terrestrial herb to 25 cm high. The pseudobulbs are narrow-cylindrical, tapered towards the apex, 7 to 12 cm long by 5 to 10 mm wide, wholly or mostly above soil surface. There are 2 or 3 leaves per shoot; the lamina is ovate, 8 to 12 cm long by 35 to 60 mm wide, they are not jointed at the base, and are plicate and petiolate. The inflorescence is erect, 15 to 25 cm long and is 3 to 15 flowered, the pedicel plus ovary is 10 to 20 mm long. The flowers are a deep red-purple with a green column. The sepals are spreading, sinuate, decurved or twisted near the tip and are obtuse The dorsal sepal is 10 to 11 mm long by 0.7 to 1.3 mm wide. The lateral sepals are free, 6 to 8 mm long and about 2 mm wide. The lateral petals are irregularly curved and twisted and are about 10mm long by about 0.5 mm wide. The labellum is decurved through about 90 degrees, rounded at the apex. (Weston, P.H. in Harden, G.J. 1993).
Liparis simmondsii differs from other species in the genus by the plicate leaves that are not jointed at the base, and the narrow-cylindrical pseudobulbs that are tapered towards the tip.
Liparis simmondsii grows in leaf litter, on rotting logs and boulders in rainforest. (Queensland Herbarium 2012).
Liparis simmondsii flowers between December and February. (Weston, P.H. in Harden, G.J. 1993).
Status notes
Liparis simmondsii is listed as Near Threatened under the Queensland Nature Conservation Act 1992.
Management documents
Conservation and management of protected plants in trade in Queensland 1995-1998. Department of Environment.
Occurs in the following Queensland pastoral districts: Moreton, Wide Bay.
Queensland Herbarium (2012). Specimen label information. Queensland Herbarium. Accessed 14/03/2012.
Weston, P.H. in Harden, G.J. (Ed) (1993). Flora of New South Wales 4: 226.
Profile author
Ronald Booth (14/03/2012)

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This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0.

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Last updated
20 May 2024