Liparis auriculata Blume ex Miq. 1866 SECTION Liparis

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Common Name The Auriculate Liparis - In China Yu Zan Yang Er Suan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Japan, Korea and north and central Taiwan in dense forests in damp places at elevations of 1000 to 2500 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial often forming large clusters with 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] between each ovoid, slightly compressed pseudobulb carrying 2, not articulate, ovate, broadly ovate to cordate, rounded to cordate and decurrent into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring and early summer on a 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, several to more than 10 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate floral bracts

Synonyms Leptorkis auriculata (Blume ex Miq.) Kuntze 1891; Liparis yakusimensis Masam. 1929

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; 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