Liparis biloba Wight 1851 Drawing by Pradhan

Part Shade Cold LATERSummer

Common Name The Two Lobed Liparis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southern India at elavations of 2000 to 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing with an all over purplish green plant with an erect stem carrying 2, lanceolate, acute, undulate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later summer on a 1.2" [3 cm] long, 5 to 7 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate floral bracts and carrying dark purple flowers.

Synonyms Leptorkis biloba (Wight) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 #8 1978; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Nilgiris Joseph 1987 drawing good;