Liparis viridiflora [Blume] Lindley 1830 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Hologlossum Photo courtesy of David Bealer

Flower Closeup Photo Courtesy Of Nick Doe

Part shadeColdTo HotFall

Common Name Green-Flowered Liparis - In China Chang Jing Yang Er Suan - The Bottle Brush Orchid

Flower Size less than 1/4" [less than .6125 mm]

Found in Assam, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, lower India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, China, Borneo, Java, the Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatra, New Guinea and Taiwan as a variable, small to medium sized, hot to cold growing epiphyte, terrestrial or lithophyte occuring in broadleaf, evergreen, lowland forests on highly eroded, stratified limestone cliffs and bluffs at 300 to 2500 meters, that has short and ovoid to long and cylindric pseudobulbs carrying 2, obovate-oblong or oblanceolate, obtuse, acute or acuminate leaves that blooms in the late fall to early winter on an erect, cylindric, to 10" [25 cm] long, slender, densely many flowered, racemose inflorescence with small, lanceolate, acuminate, scarious bracts and very small, crowded flowers.

Synonyms Cestichis longipes (Lindl.) Ames 1905; Cestichis pendula (Lindl.) Pfitzer 1888; Leptorkis longipes (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Leptorkis stachyurus (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Leptorkis triloba (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891; Leptorkis viridiflora (Blume) Kuntze 1891; Liparis boothii Regel 1864; Liparis longipes Lindl. 1830; Liparis longipes var. spathulata (Lindl.) Ridl. 1886; Liparis pendula Lindl. 1838; Liparis piestopus Schltr. 1925; Liparis pleistantha Schltr. 1919; Liparis simondii Gagnep. 1950; Liparis spathulata Lindl. 1840; Liparis stachyurus Rchb.f. 1872; Liparis triloba Ridl. 1886; Liparis viridiflora var. spathulata (Lindl.) A.N.Rao 2010; *Malaxis viridiflora Blume 1825; Stichorkis pendula Pfitzer 1897; Stichorkis viridiflora (Blume) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak 2008 ; Sturmia longipes (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1855

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as Sturmia longipes; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Liparis longipes; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as L longipes drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing hmm; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 L longipes; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 as L longipes; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as L longipes; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966 as L simmondsii; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 8 1978; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #13 753 - 819 Liparinae 1983 photo ok; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo ok; Beautiful Orchids of Nepal Rajbhandari & Bhattarai 2001; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 2 Tanaka 2004; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 as Liparis longipes photo fide; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 8 2006 photo; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 2008; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide