Liparis rubrotincta T.C.Hsu 2013

Plant and Flower in situ Taiwan

Photo by © Tian-Chuan Hsu and *Taiwania, 58(1): 1–6, Two New Species of Liparis (Orchidaceae) from Taiwan Tian-Chuan Hsu 2013 website

Deep Shade Cool Cold LATERSpring EARLY Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Red Tinted Liparis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Taiwan under shrubs along mountain ridges or lithophytic on cliffs at elevations of 1800 to 2500 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial or lithophyte with ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped by sheaths abd carrying 2, apical, membraneous, ovate-elliptic to ovate-oblong, subequal in size, acute, margin conspicuously crispate, contracted below into the base leaves that blooms in the later spring and early summer on an erect, peduncle 2.8 to 6" " [7 to 15 cm] long; rachis 1.2 to 10" [3 to 25 cm] long, 4 to 14" [10 to 35 cm] overall, laxly 3 to 30 flowered inflorescence with triangular, apex acute, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

"This new species might be most similar to L elongata. The strongly deflexed lip and the very short “neck” of column of this new species are also suitable to distinguish it from another two similar species, L makinoana chltr. and L. purpureovittata Tsutsumi, T. Yukawa & M. Kato, from Japan." Tian-Chuan Hsu 2013


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