Liparis distans C.B. Clarke 1889 SECTION Coriifolia Rchb.f Photo courtesy of Roman Maruska


Common Name or Meaning The Far Apart Liparis - In China Da Hua Yang Er Suan

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Assam, the eastern Himalayas, Hainan, southern Yunnan and Sichuan provinces of China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines in humid, mossy, mixed and coniferous forests at elevations of 500 to 2100 meters as a shady, warm to cold growing epiphyte on mossy branches or lithophyte on steep rocky river slopes on mossy limestone rocks or terrestrial in shallow soils with an elongate pseudobulb carrying a few leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a 12" [30 cm] long, few flowered, racemose inflorescence.

Synonyms Leptorkis distans (C.B.Clarke) Kuntze 1891; Liparis macrantha Hook.f. 1889; Liparis oxyphylla Schltr. 1919; Liparis yunnanensis Rolfe 1903; Stichorkis distans (C.B.Clarke) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak, 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 8 1978; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing;The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;