Liparis rostrata Rchb.f. 1876


Plant and Flower in situ India

Photos by Pankaj Kumar and The Flora of India Website


Specimen by J. Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade CoolCold EARLYSummer

Common Name The Beaked Liparis - In China Chi Tu Yang Er Suan

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Pakistan, the western Himalayas, the Chinese Himalayas, Bhutan and Nepal in forest along valleys on soil covered rocks at elevations of 1500 to 2700 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with tufted pseudobulbs carrying 2, opposite, elliptic to ovate, veined, narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the early summer on a 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, laxly several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Leptorkis diodon (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Leptorkis rostrata (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Liparis diodon Rchb.f. 1876

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 drawing fide; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 as L diodon; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Orchids of Thailand IV Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 drawing fide; photo ok; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;