Liparis japonica (Miq.) Maxim. 1887

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flowers in situ Japan Photos by Hisanori Takeuchi and his Orchids of the World Website

Common Name The Japanese Liparis

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in the Russian far east, China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with ovoidpaeudobulbs enveloped by whitish, membraneous sheaths and carrying 2, ovate, ovate-oblong to nearly elliptic,membraneous t oherbaceous, acute to obtuse apically, crispate to entire margins, narrowing below into the petiolate clasping base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, 4.8" to 20" [12 to 50 cm] long, several to mare than 10 flowered, racemose inflorescence with narrowly ovate floral bracts, .

Synonyms Leptorchis japonica (Miq.) Kuntze 1891; *Microstylis japonica Miq. 1866

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #13 753 - 819 Liparinae 1983 drawing as L latifolia not fide; photo fide; Native Orchids of Shaanxi - Shaanxi Science & Technology Press 2007 photo fide; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo ;