Liparis distans C.B. Clarke 1889 SECTION Coriifolia Rchb.f

Photo by Roman Maruska


Common Name or Meaning The Far Apart Liparis - In China Da Hua Yang Er Suan

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Assam, the eastern Himalayas, Hainan, southern Yunnan and Sichuan provinces of China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines in humid, mossy, mixed and coniferous forests at elevations of 500 to 2100 meters as a shady, warm to cold growing epiphyte on mossy branches or lithophyte on steep rocky river slopes on mossy limestone rocks or terrestrial in shallow soils with an elongate pseudobulb carrying a few leaves that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on a 12" [30 cm] long, few flowered, racemose inflorescence.

Synonyms Leptorkis distans (C.B.Clarke) Kuntze 1891; Liparis macrantha Hook.f. 1889; Liparis oxyphylla Schltr. 1919; Liparis yunnanensis Rolfe 1903; Stichorkis distans (C.B.Clarke) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak, 2008

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