Liparis somae Hayata 1914 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Hologlossum Schlechter

Drawing by Su Horng-Jye

Full shade Warm Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Soma Liparis [?] in China Tai Wan Yang Er Suan

Flower Size

Found in eastern and southern Taiwan, Nepal and Sikkim at elevations of 500 to 1000 meters as a mni-miniature sized, warm growing terrestrial with close set, ovoid to clavate, compressed, longitudinally ribbed pseudobulbs carrying 2, erect, oblanceolate, acute, articulate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter onan erect, peduncle slightly compressed, narrowly winged, rachis densely 30 + flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, shorter to slightly longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying yellowish to whitish flowers .

Synonyms Liparis sikkimensis Lucksom & S.Kumar 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide;