Liparis mannii Rchb.f. 1872 SECTION Coriifolia Rchb.f

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


Drawing by Pantling and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot LATEFall EARLYWinter

Common Name Mann's Liparis [German Forest Engineer 1900's]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Sikkim, the eastern Himalayas, Himalayan China and Vietnam at elevations around 150 to 350 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing terrestrial with close set, narrowly ovoid, compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, membraneous, linear-oblong, acute, slightly narrowing below into the convolute sessile base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a compressed, cylindric, to 8" [20 cm] long, slightly longer than the leaf, slightly flattened, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, equal to slightly longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying uniform green flowers.

Pantling states the inflorescence begins to flower from the center and work out to both the apex and the base.

Synonyms Leptorkis mannii (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Leptorkis tenuifolia (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Liparis tenuifolia Hook.f. 1890; Stichorkis mannii ( Rchb.f. ) Marg. , Szlach. & Ku?ak 2008; Stichorkis tenuifolia (Hook.f.) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Hooker's Icon. Pl. 21: t. 2013 1890 as L tenuifolia drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Orchids of Thailand IV Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 #8 1978; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Turczaninowia 19 (2): 3449 Averanov, Vuong and Tam 2016 photo fide; Turczaninowia 19 (3): 558 L. V. Averyanov, Khang Sinh Nguyen etal 2016 ; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;