Liparis campylostalix Rchb.f.1876 SUBGENUS Sturmia SECTION Liparis

Plant and Inflorescence Photos by Natsui.

Common Name The Bent Column Foot Liparis - In China Yang Er Suan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Siberia, China, Nepal, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam in forests, thickets and grasslands at elevations of 1100 to 2800 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial and rarely epiphytic orchid with clustered, ovoid to globose pseudobulbs enveloped by 2 to 3, membraneous sheaths and carrying 2, not articulate, ovate to ovate-oblong to subelliptic, acute to obtuse apically, basally contracted into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on a 4 to 10" [10 to 25 cm] long, winged, laxly to subdensely few to many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute apically floral bracts

The Orchid in the photograph was sent in as Liparis kumokiri and they supposed that it was different than L campylostalix, as I do not have many references for Japan I will follow Kew in saying they are the same. It does match almost exactly Seidenfaden's drawing of L campylostalyx of 1976.

Synonyms Leptorchis campylostalix (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Liparis giraldiana Kraenzl. 1905; Liparis pauciflora Rolfe 1896; Liparis yuana Ormerod 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007