Liparis bootanensis Griff. 1851 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Platyglossum

Plant and Flowers

Photos by © Takato NATSU from Japan and his Japan Orchids Page

Full shadeCoolTo ColdWinterSpringSummerFall

Common Name The Bhutan Liparis - In China Lian Chi Yang Er Suan

Flower Size .72" [1.8 cm]

Found in Assam India, eastern Himalayas, Bhutan, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Yunnan China, Vietnam, Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, the Philippines, Sumatra and Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands and Japan in humid, mossy, mixed and coniferous forests and primary highland cloud forests at elevations of 1000 to 2300 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial [Java], lithophyte or epiphyte [Philippines] with clumping 1" pseudobulbs each with a pair of bright green veined 8" leaves, spikes are 14" [35 cm] long and carry up to 20 small flowers which open during a couple of months, the .72" [1.8 cm] blooms are apple-green with a dark-green stripe down the middle of the square lip, free flowering.

Synonyms Cestichis forbesii (Ridl.) Ames 1908; Cestichis plicata (Franch. & Sav.) Maek. 1937; Leptorchis forbesii (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891; Leptorchis lancifolia (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Leptorchis pachypus (C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Leptorchis plicata (Franch. & Sav.) Kuntze 1891; Liparis amphibius Gagnep. 1950; Liparis forbesii Ridl. 1886; Liparis lancifolia Hkr.f 1890; Liparis pachypus C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f 1874; Liparis plicata Franch. & Sav. 1878; Liparis pterostyloides Szlach. 1993; Liparis ruybarrettoi S.Y.Hu & Barretto 1976; Liparis subplicata Tang & F.T.Wang 1974; Liparis uchiyamae Schltr. 1906; Stichorkis bootanensis (Griff.) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak 2008

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