Liparis barbata Lindl. 1830 SUBGENUS Sturmia SECTION Liparis Photo courtesy of David Kuehn

Another Flower, what has been known as L wrayii Photo by Rose Ragai and her Life is My Choice Website


Common Name The Bearded Liparis - In China Xu Chun Yang Er Suan

Flower Size 1/4" [8.5mm]

Found in Hainan China, Taiwan, the eastern Himalayas, India, Sri lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Java, Sumatra, Borneo and New Guinea in forests on soil covered rocks at elevations of 500 to 1400 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial orchid with an erect stem carrying 3 or so elliptic, undulate margin, acute to obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, 3" [7.5 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence this one in situ and blooming as of 6/01.

Synonyms Diteilis wrayi (Hook.f.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005; Leptorkis barbata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Leptorkis pectinata (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891; Leptorkis thwaitesii (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Leptorkis wrayi (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Liparis alavensis P.J.Cribb & Whistler 2004; Liparis fimbriata Kerr 1927; Liparis maboroensis Schltr. 1911; Liparis maboroensis var. bistriata J.J.Sm. 1917; Liparis pectinata Ridl. 1886; Liparis pectinifera Ridl. 1898; Liparis punctifera Schltr.1911; Liparis thwaitesii Hook.f. 1890; Liparis wrayi Hook.f. 1890;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1890 as L thwaitesii drawing ok?; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as L pectinifera drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 as L maboroensis drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 as L pectinifera; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as L wrayii; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing as L fimbriata; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as L wrayi; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 as L wrayi drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 as L wrayi; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 as L wrayii drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 as L wrayii; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as L wrayi drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 as L wrayi photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as L wrayii photo ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as L wrayi; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide