Liparis atropurpurea Lindl. 1830 Photo by The Enchanting Kerala Website

Common Name The Dark Purple Liparis

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Kerala and Tamil Nadu southern India and Sri Lanka on rocky cliffs as a medium sized terrestrial with 3 to 4 leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, terminal, successively many flowered inflorescence

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution,

Synonyms Leptorkis lindleyana Kuntze 1891; Liparis olivacea Wight 1844; Liparis walkeriae Wight 1844; Platystylis atropurpurea (Lindl.) Lindl. 1830

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007