Liparis assamica King & Pantl. 1898 SECTION Platystylis Seidenfaden 1976

Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep ShadeWarmColdFall

Common Name or Meaning The Assam Liparis [an area in northeastern India] - In China Bian Jing Yang Er Suan

Flower Size 3/32" [6.5mm]

Found in the Yunnan province of China, eastern Himalayas and Assam in forests on tree branches at elevations of 800 to 2100 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with densely arranged, ovoid-fusiform, slightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 4, spaced, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, articulate, slightly crisped margins in apical half, acuminate apically, that blooms in the fall on a nearly wingless, 4 to 5.3" [10 to 13 cm] long, to more than 10 flowered inflorescnece with many sterile bracts and lanceolate floral bracts.

Synonyms Platystyliparis assamica (King & Pantl.) Marg. 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide

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