Liparis bistriata E.C.Parish & Rchb.f. 1874 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Platyglossum

Plant and Inflorescence in situ Thailand

Photos by Tripetch P. and Trekking Thai Website


Common Name The 2 Striped Liparis - In China Zhe Chun Yang Er Suan

Flower Size .48" [1.2 cm]

Found in southeastern Xizang, south and southwest Yunnan provinces of China, Assam, the eastern Himalayas, Bhutan, Myanmar and Thailand on trees and rocks or along roadsides at elevations of 800 to 1800 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing lithophyte or epiphyte with densely arranged, cylindric pseudobulbs carrying 2, somewhat leathery, subelliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, articulate, acuminate, contracted below into the short petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, erect, subterete, nearly wingless, [18 to 24 cm] long, to more than 20 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate floral bracts.

Synonyms Leptorkis bistriata (E.C.Parish & Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Liparis bistriata var. robusta Hook.f. 1890; Liparis saltucola Kerr 1927; Stichorkis bistriata (E.C.Parish & Rchb.f.) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfadden & Smitnand 1959 as L saltuensis drawing fide; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Orchids of Thailand IV Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 #8 1978; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Orchdis of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing plant in capsule only; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photo #193a not = L bootanensis #194 ok; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 drawing/photo fide; Taiwania 64(2): 176-188 New Orchids (Orchidaceae) in the Flora of Vietnam I. Epidendroideae K.S. Nguyen and L. Averyanov 2019; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;