Liparis petiolata (D.Don) P.F.Hunt & Summerh. 1966 SECTION Liparis

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Common Name The Petiolate Leaf Liparis - In China Bing Ye Yang Er Suan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, southern Yunnan province of China, the eastern Himalayas, Assam, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam in humid forests and along streamsides at elevations around 1000 to 2900 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with narrowly ovoid, compressed, striate pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, broadly ovate to suborbicular, acute to acuminate, rounded to cordate basally, narrwoing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring and early summer on an erect, 1.2 to 2.4" [3 to 6 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate floral bracts.

Synonyms *Acianthus petiolatus D.Don 1825; Leptorkis pulchella (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Liparis angkae Kerr 1927; Liparis nepalensis Lindl. 1825; Liparis pulchella Hook.f. 1889; Liparis rupestris var. purpurascens Ridl. 1886; Liparis taronensis S.C.Chen 1983; Malaxis cordifolia Sm. 1812;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as L nepalensis drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfadden & Smitnand 1959 as L angkae drawing fide; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Orchids of Thailand VI Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 #8 1978 as L nepalensisdrawing fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 as L pulchella drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo not?????;