Liparis fissipetala Finet 1908 SECTION Platystylis Seidenfaden Photo by Stig Dalstrom


Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool

Common Name The Split Petal Liparis - In China Huang Hua Yang Er Suan

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Chongking and Yunnan provinces of China as wqell as Bhutan on slightly sunny limestone rocks in evergreen broad-leaved forests or on trees in forests at elevations around 1200 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with close set, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 4, articulate, narrowly obovate to oblanceolate-oblong, crisped margins, apically rounded and mucronate, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, nearly wingless, 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm] long, several to 10 flowered inflorescence with green, ovate-lanceolate floral bracts carrying yellow flowers.

Synonyms Platystyliparis fissipetala ( Finet ) Marg. 2009; Ypsilorchis fissipetala ( Finet ) Z.J.Liu , S.C.Chen & L.J.Chen 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Orchids of Thailand IV Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Ypsilorchis fissipetala; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as Ypsilorchis fissipetala drawing fide; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 drawing/photo fide;