Liparis superposita Ormerod 2007

Drawing by Vietnam Plant Data Center Website

Common Name The Superposed Liparis [refers to the tendency for the pseudobulbs to arise out of the apex of the previous]- In China Yun Nan Yang Er Suan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Yunnan province of China in mixed forests at elevations of 1400 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] between each, arising from the apex of the previous or from the base pseudobulb and carrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptic, acute to subacuminate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a terminal, narrowly winged, 5.6 to 6.8" [14 to 17 cm] long, laxly 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute floral bracts.


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;