Liparis napoensis L.Li, H.F.Yan & S.J.Li 2019 SECTION Cestichis

Photos by Lin Li, Shih-Wen Chung, Bo Li, Song-Jun Zeng, Hai-Fei Yan, Shi-Jin Li and *Liparis napoensis [Orchidaceae] a new species from Guangxi, China Lin Li, Shih-Wen Chung, Bo Li, Song-Jun Zeng, Hai-Fei Yan, Shi-Jin Li 2019

Deep Shade Warm Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Napo Liparis [A county of Guangxi province of China]

Flower Size .16 to .18" [4 to 4.5 mm]

Found in Guangxi province of China in karst limestone forest in rocks crevices where soil or organic matter has accumulated at elevations from around 650 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing lithophyte with clustered, ovoid -cylindrical to narrowly pyriform, attenuate towards the apex pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 3 to 4 fibrous, sheaths and carrying 2, apical, oblanceolate to oblong-spathulate, thinly coriaceous, acute and minutely apiculate, contracted below into the very short petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, often recurved, pedunculate, densely racemose, rachis 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long overall, many flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate, membraneous, greenish white, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

"Liparis napoensis differs from its closest allies: L. viridiflora and L. somae in the clustered ovoid-cylindrical or narrowly pyriform pseudobulbs, narrowly oblongfalcate petals; a flabellate-quadrate lip with a distinctly concave base, an emarginate apex and erose margins; a conspicuously arcuate column with a pair of wedge-shaped wings." L.Li, H.F.Yan & S.J.Li 2019

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Liparis napoensis [Orchidaceae] a new species from Guangxi, China Lin Li, Shih-Wen Chung, Bo Li, Song-Jun Zeng, Hai-Fei Yan, Shi-Jin Li 2019 photo/drawing fide

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