Liparis fissilabris Tang & F.T.Wang 1974

Photo by Huang Ming Zhong

Full shade Hot Warm fall

Common Name The Split Lip Liparis

Flower Size

Found in southeastern Hainan province of China at elevations around 500 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte with densely arranged, ovoid to ovoid-oblong pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, narrowly elliptic-oblong, oblanceolate-oblong to ligulate-oblong, papery, acuminate leaves that blooms in the fall on an arching, [12 to 18 cm] long, pedunclenealy wingless, provided with several sterile, white bracts, rachis laxly 10 to 30 flowered inflorescence with white, linear-lanceolate,shorter to as long as the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;