Liparis reckoniana T.C.Hsu 2013 SECTION Liparis

Plant and Flower in situ Taiwan

Photo by Tian-Chuan Hsu and *Taiwania, 58(1): 16, Two New Species of Liparis (Orchidaceae) from Taiwan Tian-Chuan Hsu 2013 website

Full shade Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning Reckon's Liparis [Reckon Yang A Taiwanese discoverer of the species current]

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in Taiwan on mossy tree trunks in broadleaved cloud forests at elevations of 1300 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped by sheaths abd carrying 2, apical, membraneous, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, , often unequal in size, obtuse, margin flat to slightly crispate, contracted below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, peduncle .6 to 1.6" [1.5 to 4.0 cm] long; rachis .12 to .8" [0.32.0 cm] long , .68 to 2.4" [1.86.0 cm] overall, laxly 2 to 7 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, apex acute, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

"This new species might be most similar to Liparis truncata F. Maek. ex T. Hashim. from Japan in sharing epiphytic lifestyle, small flowers and dark-red-striped lip (Hashimoto, 1987; Tsutsumi et al., 2007). However, the former is distinguished from the later by having shorter 1.6 to 2" vs 2.2" (4 to 5 vs ca. 5.5 mm), quadrate-ovate (vs obovate), 5 veined (vs 7 veined) lip and slightly longer column .12 vs .1" (ca. 3 vs ca. 2.5 mm)." T. C. Hsu 2013


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Two New Species of Liparis (Orchidaceae) from Taiwan Tian-Chuan Hsu 2013 photo fide