Liparis tschangii Schltr. 1924 SUBGENUS Sturmia SECTION Liparis

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Photos by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name Tschang's Liparis - In China Zhe Bao Yang Er Suan

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in southwestern Sichuan and Yunnan provinces of China, Thailand Laos and Vietnam in forests at elevations of 1100 to 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped by white, membraneous sheaths and carrying 2, spreading horizontally, ovate elliptic to ovate, membraneous to herbaceous, entire margins, acuminate apically, contracted below into the sheathlike, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later summer on a conspicuously exceeding the leaves in length, 4.4 to 11.6" [11 to 29 cm] long, 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence with reflexed, lanceolate floral bracts .

Synonyms Liparis sutepensis Rolfe ex Downie 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfadden & Smitnand 1959 as L sutepensis drawing good; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections as L sutepensis; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections as L olivacea not?; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections as L siamensis not?; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Orchids of Thailand IV Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994 as L sutepensis; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi; Raven & Deyuan 2009; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;

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