Liparis gamblei Hook.f. 1889 SECTION Liparis

Photo by Averyanov and Taiwania 61(4):319-354 November 2016, New Species of Orchids (Orchidaceae) in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Nong, Nguyen and Truong


Drawing by JD Hooker and Swiss Orchid Foundation and the Jany Renz Herbaria website

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Common Name Gamble's Liparis [English Botanist in India later 1800's]

Flower Size .16 to 1/4" [4 to 7 mm]

Found in Bangladesh and the eastern Himalayas at elevations around 1800 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing terrestrial with ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, broadly oblong-elliptic, acute to acuminate, margins crenulate leaf and blooms in the late spring and early summer on a ridged, ebracteate, many flowered, 3.4" to 6.4" [8.5 to 16 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with lanceolate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Leptorkis gamblei (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; ASO Bulletin Vol 27 #9 1958 drawing fide; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 #8 1978; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing good; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Wulfenia 22 [2015]: 137 - 188 New Orchids in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Nguyen, Tich, Nguyen, Nong, Nguyen and Xuan photo fide