Liparis plantaginea Lindl. 1830 SECTION Coriifolia Rchb.f

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Drawing by J D Hooker and Plant Website


Common Name The Plantago-Like Liparis

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Assam, the eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam at elevations of 300 to 700 meters as a small to just medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with ovate-oblong, compressed, smooth, green pseudobulbs enveloped partially by a few acute, deciduous, membraneous sheaths and carrying 2, plicate, 5 to 7 nerved, keeled, linear-oblong to oblanceolate sessile to gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, basal, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence arising on an older, mature pseudobulb.

Synonyms Leptorkis plantaginea (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Liparis orbicularis Lodd. ex Hemsl. 1881; Liparis selligera Rchb.f. 1876; Stichorkis plantaginea (Lindl.) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfadden & Smitnand 1959 as L sp [drawing has correct epiteth] drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Orchids of Thailand IV Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 #8 1978; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007