Liparis inaperta Finet 1908 SECTION Platystylis Seidenfaden

Plant and Inflorescence in situ Taiwan

Drawing and Photo courtesy of Plant Website


Common Name The Closed Up Liparis - In China Cang Bao Yang Er Suan

Flower Size 1/4" [8mm]

Found in north Fujian, north and central Guangxi, central and east Guizhou, Jiangxi, southwest Sichuan and Zhejang provinces of China in forests and on rocks along valleys as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrsetrial or lithophyte with somewhat densely arranged, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, erect, papery, oblanceolate-oblong to suboblong, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the earlier fall on a slightly compressed, very narrowly winged, 1.6 to 3.2" [4 to 8 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with narrowly lanceolate floral bracts.


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; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing plant in capsule only