Liparis grossa Rchb. f. 1883 SECTION Coriifolia Rchb.f

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Part shadeHot Fall

Common Name The Robust Liparis - In China Heng Chun Yang Er Suan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Myanmar, Taiwan and the Philippines on trees on broad leaved forest slopes at elevations around 300 to 500 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with close set, bottle-shaped, flattened pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, loined, leathery, oblong-lanceolate, very obtuse, unequally bilobed leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, 12" [30 cm] long, many flowered, cylindric, racemose inflorescence with overlapping,oblong-lanceolate, tapering apically bracts.

Synonyms Leptorchis grossa (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Liparis rizalensis Ames 1920; Liparis tateishii Kudô 1931; Stichorkis grossa (Rchb.f.) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Orchids of Thailand IV Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as Liparis rizalensis; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003 as L rizalensis; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 2008; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 11 2017 photo fide;