Liparis pauliana Hand.-Mazz.1921 SUBGENUS Sturmia SECTION Liparis

Plant and Flowers

Photo by and China Orchid Photo Website

Full shade Warm cool Spring

Common Name Paul's Liparis - In China Chang Chung YangEr Suan

Flower Size .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm]

Found in southern China in shady moist locales in forest or in rock crevasses at elevations of 600 to 1200 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with ovoid to ovoid-oblong pseudobulbs enveloped by several, white, membraneous sheaths and carrying 2, ovate to ellitpic, herbaceous, crisped and irregular denticulate margins, slightly amplexicaule and petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terete, 3 to 11.2" [7.5 to 28 cm] long, flattened, narrowly winged, racemose, laxly several flowered inflorescence


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