Liparis deflexa Hook.f. 1890 SUBGENUS Sturmia SECTION Liparis

Another Drawing Photo by R Bhat\Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

TYPE Drawing Type Drawing From Icones 21 Hooker 1890.

Full Shade warm Summer

Common Name The Deflexed Liparis

Flower Size .35" [7mm]

Found in the western Himalayas, India, Assam, Nepal, Bhutan, the eastern Himalayas, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam at elevations around 600 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with a root bearing tuber giving rise to an erect, cylindric stem enveloped by 2 to 3 tight, short, subacute sheaths and carrying 2, arising from near the top of the stem, sub-opposite, elliptic, plicate, 7 nerved, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the short, unequal petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on a erect, striate, 8" [20 cm] long, laxly several flowered inflorescence with a few reflexed bracts and a reflexed, as long as the ovary floral bract.

Synonyms Leptorkis deflexa (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Liparis flavoviridis Blatt. & McCann 1931; Liparis prazeri King & Pantl. 1897;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones 21 Hooker 1890 drawing fide; Orchids of The Sikkim-Himalaya King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Orchids of the Northwestern Himalayas Duthie 1906; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 drawing/photo fide;