Liparis mengziensis J.D. Ya & Lei Cai 2021 SECTION Liparis

LCDP Photo by J.D. Ya and *Three new species of Liparis s.l. (Orchidaceae: Malaxideae) from Southwest China based on morphological characters and phylogenetic evidence Ji-Dong Ya, Dong-Liang Lin, Zhou-DongHan, Lei Ca, Zhi-Rong Zhang, De-Ming He, Xiao-Hua Jin, Wen-Bin Yu 2021Website

Full shade Cool Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Mengzi Liparis [A county of Yunnan province of Chian ]

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in Yunnan province of China in limestone montane forests at elevations around 1990 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with a slender rhizome giving rise to ovoid, .2 to .6" [.5 to 1.5 cm] between each, to sometimes compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, ovate to broadly ovate, herbaceous, margin irregularly obtuse-crenate or nearly entire, apex subacuminate or shortly cuspidate, subtruncate or shallowly cordate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, lower part ridged, upper part narrowly winged, 4 to 5.6" [10 to 14 cm] long, 7 to 10 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

"L. mengziensis is similar to L. petiolata (D.Don) P.F.Hunt & Summerh. and L. auriculata Blume ex Miquel, but differs from them by having one smaller and ovate to broadly ovate leaf, and purple and reflexed corolla lip united at the tip of the lip." Ji-Dong Ya, Dong-Liang Lin, Zhou-DongHan, Lei Ca, Zhi-Rong Zhang, De-Ming He, Xiao-Hua Jin, Wen-Bin Yu 2021

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Three new species of Liparis s.l. (Orchidaceae: Malaxideae) from Southwest China based on morphological characters and phylogenetic evidence Ji-Dong Ya, Dong-Liang Lin, Zhou-DongHan, Lei Ca, Zhi-Rong Zhang, De-Ming He, Xiao-Hua Jin, Wen-Bin Yu 2021 photo fide

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