Liparis formosana Rchb. f. 1880 Photo by Cincinatti Judging Center Website

Drawing Drawing by F. Maekawa and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Formosa Liparis - In China Di Di Yang Er Suan

Flower Size 3/4" 1.8 cm]

Found in Japan, Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan and Hong Kong at elevations of 300 to 500 meters in broad-leaved forests as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with clustered, cylindric pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 4, obliquely elliptic to ovate, acute apically leaves that blooms in the early spring on a .6" to 2.6" [1.5 to 6.5 cm] long, laxly 1 to 5 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acute apically floral bracts.

Synonyms Diteilis formosana (Rchb.f.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005; Liparis bituberculata var. formosana (Rchb.f.) Ridl. 1886; Liparis formosana f. aureovariegata Nakai 1969; Liparis nervosa var. formosana (Rchb.f.) M.Hiroe 1971

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;