Liparis mamillata Aver. 2003

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Truong Ba Vuong and The genus Liparis (Orchidaceae) in Hon Ba nature reserve, Vietnam, Khanh Hoa province Website

Full shade Cool LATERSpring

Common Name or Meaning The ? Nipple Carrying? Liparis

Flower Size

Found in Vietnam in primary humid broadleaved evergreen montane forest at elevations of 1400 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing lithophyte with a short, brown, slender, creeping rhizome giving rise to ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped by brownish papyraeceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, glabrous, ovate, acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on an erect, synanthous, peduncle 1.8 to 2" [4.5 to 5 cm] long, provided with 2 sterile, purplish apically bracts, rachis 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, flattened, 2 winged, pale green from the base to the middle, dark purple to the apex, 4 to 4.4" [10 to 11 cm] long overall, 3 to 7 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute, dark purple, greenish apically floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Turczaninowia 19 (2): 3449 Averanov, Vuong and Tam 2016 photo fide