Liparis ngoclinhensis Aver. 2013

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 LATERSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Mt Ngoc Linh Liparis [A mountain in Vietnam]

Flower Size

Found in southern Vietnam in primary humid broadleaved evergreen submontane forest at elevations of 1100 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing lithophyte with close set, ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped by brownish papyraeceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, glabrous, suborbiculate, acute to shortly acuminate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on an erect, synanthous, peduncle narrowly winged, dark purple, 3.8" [9.5 cm] long, enveloped by bracts, rachis 3.2 to 3.6" [8 to 9 cm] long, dark red to the apex, 6.8 to 7.6" [17 to 19 cm] long overall, 19 to 20 flowered inflorescence with very small, greenish dark purple, triangular, obtuse floral bracts.


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