Liparis nigra Seidenf. 1969


Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Flower Angle

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Plant and leaf

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Common Name The Black Liparis

Found in Arunachal Pradesh state of India, Thailand and Vietnam in shady humid habitats with rocky substrates at elevations of 500 to 1700 meters as a small to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial among boulders in wet areas near streams with cylindrical pseudobulbs enveloped basally by clasping sheaths and carrying to 5, ovate, plicate leaves and blooms in the spring on a terminal, 10 to 14" [25 to 35 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence.

Seidenfaden states that this orchid, L gigantea and L kikiroensis are all quite similar with this one being a larger plant with a much longer and wider lip.

Synonyms Diteilis nigra (Seidenf.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfadden & Smitnand 1959 as L sp GARRETT 563 pg 167 drawing not = L nigra; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections as L macrantha not = L nigra; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bild 70 Hft 1 Contributions to the flora of Thailand VI Seidenfaden 1975; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Orchids of Thailand IV Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Bulletin of Arunachal Forest Research 24 (1&2) : 25-28, FOUR NEW RECORDS OF ORCHIDS TO ARUNACHAL PRADESH A N Rao 2008 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 said to refer to L gigantea; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;