Liparis torta Hook.f. 1890 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Platyglossum Type Drawing From Icones 21 Hooker 1890.

Full Shade warm Cool LATE Summer Fall

Common Name The Twisted Liparis

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Assam at elevations around 900 to 1100 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with conical-ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped by triangular, acute, imbricating sheaths in youth and carrying a single apical, thinly coriaceous, plicate, 9 nerved, elliptic-lanceolate leaf that blooms in the late summer and fall on an erect, robust, 4 to 5" [10 to 12.5 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Leptorkis torta (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Stichorkis torta (Hook.f.) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones 21 Hooker 1890 drawing fide; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Orchids of Thailand IV Liparis Seidenfaden 1976; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide;