Liparis platyrachis Hook.f. 1889 SECTION Platystylis Schlechter

Photo by Li Jianwu


Drawing by Pantling and The Plant Illustration Website

Another Drawing

Drawing by Seidenfaden

Part Shade CoolCold LATE Summer Fall

Common Name The Broad Rachis Liparis

Flower Size .16 to .2" [4 to 5 mm]

Found in Nepal, Sikkim and Yunnan province of China at elevations of 1200 to 2200 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with tufted, cylindric, compressed pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 5, linear-lanceolate, acute, sessile base leaves that blooms in the late summer and fall on a pendent, elongate, peduncle intermittently winged, bracteolate, to .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long, rachis 2 to 4.4" [5 to 11 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with linear floral bracts

Synonyms Leptorkis platyrachis (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Platystyliparis platyrachis ( Hook.f. ) Marg. 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Botanisk Tidsserift 67: 76-127 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand IV Seidenfaden 1972 drawing fide; 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; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;