Liparis luteola Lindl. 1829 SECTION Coriifolia Rchb.f

Photo by Jin Xiaohua


Drawing by Seidenfaden

Drawing Drawing by The Zhiwutong Website

Part Shade WarmCold Fall Winter

Common Name The Yellow Liparis - In China Huang Hua Yang Er Suan

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Bangladesh, India, Assam, the eastern Himalayas, Myanmar, northern Thailand, Vietnam and Hainan province of China on trees or rocks in forests at elevations around 500 to 2900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with somewhat close set, subovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2, membraneous, articulate, linear to linear-oblanceolate, acuminate, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect, somewhat compressed, narrowly winged, 2.4 to 6.4" [6 to 16 cm] long, several to 10 flowered inflorescence with narrowly lanceolate floral bracts carrying whitish, green to yellowish green flowers.

Synonyms Leptorkis luteola (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Stichorkis luteola ( Lindl. ) Marg. , Szlach. & Ku?ak 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Orchids of Thailand IV Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2022; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;