Liparis perpusilla Hook.f. 1889 SECTION Platystylis Schlechter

Side View of Flower

Plant and flowers in situ Bhutan

Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade CoolCold Summer

Common Name The Tiny Liparis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Nepal and Bhutan at elevations of 1800 to 3900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with tufted, ovoid-cylindric pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 4, linear to linear-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on a peduncle to .6 to 2" [1.5 to 5 cm] long, rachis to .6 to 1.8" [1.5 to 4.5 cm] long, laxly 5 to 14 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute floral bracts

Synonyms Leptorkis perpusilla (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Liparis togashii Tuyama ex Hara 1966; Platystyliparis perpusilla ( Hook.f. ) Marg. 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Liparis Seidenfaden 1976;The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2001