Liparis bistriata E.C.Parish & Rchb.f. 1874 SECTION Coriifolia Rchb.f

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

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; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; 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;