Liparis cathcartii Hook.f. 1889 SUBGENUS Sturmia SECTION Liparis

Photo by Naresh Swami and The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Website

Plant in situ

Photo The Plant Photo Cn Website

Another Orchid? Leaves not right, should be nerved with wavy margins Photo by Thorkild Poulsen and his Denmark Plant Photo Website

Drawing Drawing by Pradhan

Part shade cool cold LATESpring EARLYSummer

Common Name Cathcart's Liparis [Amatuer Botanist in India 1800's] - In China Er She Yang Er Suan

Flower Size .72 to .8" [1.8 to 2 cm]

Found in Sichuan and Yunnan China, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and northeastern India in moist areas along valleys or on grassy slopes at elevations of 1900 to 3000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped by white, membraneous sheaths and carrying 2, elliptic, ovate to ovate-oblong, herbaceous, slightly crisp margined, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, terete, slightly flattened, narrowly winged, 3 to 10" [7.5 to 25 cm] long, racemose, several to 10 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Leptorchis cathcartii (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing good; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Orchids of Thailand Liparis Seidenfaden 1976; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 #8 1978; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo good; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 photo good; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok