Liparis aureolabella J.D. Ya & Z.D. Han 2021 SECTION Liparis

LCDP Photo by J.D. Ya and *Three new species of Liparis s.l. (Orchidaceae: Malaxideae) from Southwest China based on morphological characters and phylogenetic evidence Ji-Dong Ya, Dong-Liang Lin, Zhou-DongHan, Lei Ca, Zhi-Rong Zhang, De-Ming He, Xiao-Hua Jin, Wen-Bin Yu 2021Website

Full shade Cool LATE Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Auriculate Lip Liparis [refers to the base of corolla lip having a pair of auriculate appendages in this new species]

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in Yunnan province of China in limestone montane forests at elevations of 1500 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped by white, membraneous sheaths and carrying 2 ovate-elliptic, glabrous, adaxially dark green, abaxially purple, veins purple, main vein obviously concave adaxial and conspicuously raised abaxial, reticulate veins conspicuously raised adaxialmargin entire, sometimes undulate, acuminate, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, 2.8 to 4" [7 to 10 cm] long overall, 8 to 12 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

"L. aureolabella is charaterized by the adaxial side of leaf blade having conspicuously raised reticulate veins, the base of lip having auriculate appendage on each side, and falcate-lanceolate pollinia." Ji-Dong Ya, Dong-Liang Lin, Zhou-DongHan, Lei Ca, Zhi-Rong Zhang, De-Ming He, Xiao-Hua Jin, Wen-Bin Yu 2021

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Three new species of Liparis s.l. (Orchidaceae: Malaxideae) from Southwest China based on morphological characters and phylogenetic evidence Ji-Dong Ya, Dong-Liang Lin, Zhou-DongHan, Lei Ca, Zhi-Rong Zhang, De-Ming He, Xiao-Hua Jin, Wen-Bin Yu 2021 photo fide

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