Liparis rockii Ormerod 2007

Photo by Jin Xiaohua

Drawing Drawing by Vietnam Plant Data Center Website

Common Name Rock's Liparis [Collector of Species current] - In China Ruo shi Yang Er Suan

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Yunnan province of China on rocks as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing lithophyte with approximate, ovoid-subcylindric pseudobulb arising from the base of the previous psuedobulb enveloped by several subacumiante sheaths and carrying a single, apical, thin, oblong-ligulate to ligulate-oblanceolate, acute apically leaf that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, narrowly winged, 7.2 to 8" [18 to 20 cm] long, to 20 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute floral bracts.

*"This species is related to L. bootanensis Griff. from which it may be recognized externally by its relatively broader leaves 1.36 to 1.76" vs 44 to 1.32" (3.4-4.4 vs. 1.1-3.3 cm) and labellum which has a callus with .narrowly conical lobes (not with half disc-shaped to flattened finger-shaped lobes of the callus). The labellum also differs in being broadly obovate (rather than oblong-obcuneate) and broadly rounded (not more or less truncate)"


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceous Additions to the Flora of China and Vietnam (II) Omerod Taiwania 52:310.2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;