Liparis platyphylla Ridl. 1886 SUBGENUS Sturmia SECTION Liparis Drawing by J Joseph

Full shade Warm Cool Summer

Common Name The Broad Leaved Liparis

Flower Size .048[1.2 mm]

Found in the Annamalai Hills of India at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature sized [in bloom], warm to cool growing terrestrial with ovate-oblong tubers giving rise to an erect stem carrying 2, spreading, ovate-lanceolate, acute-acumiante spically, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, to 6.4 [16 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, deflexed floral bracts and carrying green, long pedicelate flowers.

Joseph 1987 in Orchids of Nilgiris mentions that L prazeri and L deflexa are close to this species and may be conspecific. If so then this species takes precedence. More research needs to be done here.


References Leptorkis platyphylla (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891 W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 #8 1978; Orchids of Nilgiris Joseph 1987 drawing fide;