Liparis laurisilvatica Fukuy. 1933 SECTION Cestichis

Plant and Inflorescence in situ Taiwan

Photos by Oxhiva and the 89 Skeynet Website

Common Name The Laurel Forest Occuring Liparis - In China Yue Gui Yang Er Suan

Flower Size 1/4" [8mm]

Found in Taiwan in laurel forests at elevations of 900 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with approximate, globose, somewhat obliquely complanate pseuedobulbs with broadly ovate, acuminate basal sheaths and carrying a single, erect, oblanceolate-linear, slightly leathery, acute, long-decurrent basally leaf that blooms in the fall on an angular, to 4" [10 cm] long, laxly 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence with linear, acute to acuminate apically floral bracts.

Often cited as a synonym of L cespitosa but differs in the bigger pseudobulbs, longer, pleated leaves and differences in the sepals and lip.

Synonyms Cestichis laurisilvatica (Fukuy.) Maek. 1937

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;