Liparis mae X.D.Tu, M.Z.Huang & Ming H.Li 2020 SECTION Liparis

Photos by XIONG-DE TU, MING-ZHONG HUANG, DING-KUN LIU, LIANG MA & MING-HE LI and Phytotaxa 435 (3): 235242 Liparis mai (Orchidaceae; Malaxideae), a new species from China: evidence from morphological and molecular analyses XIONG-DE TU, MING-ZHONG HUANG, DING-KUN LIU, LIANG MA & MING-HE LI 2020

Deep Shade Cool LATER Spring

Common Name or Meaning Ma's Liparis [Kuan Ma Chinese Discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Guangxi province of China in evergreen, broad-leaved forest at 1300 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with cylindric, tapering pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 3 to 4 sheaths and carrying subspherical to ellipsoid, black bubils, with 4 to 7, apical, elliptic-lanceolate to ovate-elliptic, wrinkled, membraneous, margin undulate, contracting belolw into the clasping, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring on a terminal, often recurved, peduncle ridged, bracteate, rachis 3.6 to 4.8" [9 to 12 cm] long, 5.6 to 6.8" [14 to 17 cm] long overall, 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence with ovate-triangular, carinate abaxially, purple floral bracts.

"This new species is similar to L. nervosa, from which it differs by the older pseudobulb often bearing bulbil; 4 to 7 leaves, leaf blade elliptic-lanceolate to ovate-elliptic, 4.4 to 6.8" x 1.8 to 3" [11.0 to 17.0 4.5 to 7.5 cm]; lateral sepal revolute, narrowly ovateoblong; lip obovate-elliptic and base with a two-lobed callus." XIONG-DE TU, MING-ZHONG HUANG, DING-KUN LIU, LIANG MA & MING-HE LI 2020

Synonyms

References <W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Phytotaxa 435 (3): 235242 Liparis mai (Orchidaceae; Malaxideae), a new species from China: evidence from morphological and molecular analyses XIONG-DE TU, MING-ZHONG HUANG, DING-KUN LIU, LIANG MA & MING-HE LI 2020 photo/drawing fide

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