Liparis cordifolia Hooker F. 1889 SECTION Liparis


Photos by Dale and Deni Borders


Photo by Leon Glicenstein

Full shadeCoolSummer Fall

Common Name The Heart-Shaped Leaf Liparis - In China Xin Ye Yang Er Suan

Flower Size .72" [1.8 cm]

Found in Assam India, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, western Himalayas, Sikkim, China, Vietnam and Taiwan at elevations of 1660 to 2000 meters in humid, mossy mixed and coniferous forests as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial or lithophyte with ovoid, comressed, clustered pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, broadly ovate, cordate, distinctly veined, acuminate leaf and blooms in the summer and fall on a subdensely 6 to 20 flowered, 6" [15 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with triangular, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Leptorchis commutata Kuntze 1891; Leptorchis cordifolia (Hook. f.) Kuntze 1891; Liparis argentopunctata Aver.1988; Liparis cordifolia var. gongshanensis X.H.Jin 2010; Liparis keitaoensis Hayata 1918;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Orchids of Thailand IV Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 8 1978; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 8 1978 as L pulchella; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Orquideologia Vol 22 #2 2002 photo good; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;