Liparis resupinata Ridl. 1886 SECTION Platystylis Schlechter

Photo by Tripecht

Full shadeCoolColdFallTHROUGHSpring

Common Name The Resupinate Liparis - In China Rui Si Yang Er Suan

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Bangladesh, western Himalayas, Assam India, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, southern India, Sikkim, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, southern Yunnan Province of China and Vietnam in sparse woods at elevations of 1300 to 2500 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with tufted, ovoid-cylindric, sheathed pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 4, alternate, membraneous, linear-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, sessile leaves that blooms in the fall through spring on an arcuate, slender, fractiflex, 3.2" to 12" [8 to 30 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence carrying resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Leptorkis resupinata (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891; Leptorkis ridleyi (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Liparis ridleyi Hook.f. 1889; Liparis resupinata var. ridleyi King & Pantl. 1898; Platystyliparis resupinata (Ridl.) Marg. 2007; Platystyliparis resupinata var. ridleyi (Hook.f.) Marg. 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing good; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as L resupinata var ridleyi drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections drawing fide; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Orchids of Thailand IV Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 8 1978 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 NO 8 1978 as L ridleyi; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Nilgiris Joseph 1987; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo good; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo good; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015; Gard. Bull. Singapore 67[1]:115 Kurzweil & Lwin 2015 drawing/photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;