Liparis pygmaea King & Pantl. 1898

Drawing by King & Pantling and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold Summer

Common Name The Pygmy Liparis - In China Hua Xi Yang Er Suan

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in central Himalayas to eastern Himalayas to Bhutan to south central China at elevations around 3100 to 4350 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with clustered, narrowly ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped by 2 to 3 membraneous sheaths and carrying 2, ovate to elliptic, acute, contracted below into the broad, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, to 24" [6 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids of Sikkim Himalaya King & Panling 1898 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 #8 1978; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2009; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 drawing/photo fide;