Liparis fissipetala Finet 1908 SECTION Platystylis Seidenfaden

Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool

Common Name The Split Petal Liparis - In China Huang Hua Yang Er Suan

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Chongking and Yunnan provinces of China on slightly sunny limestone rocks in evergreen broad-leaved forests or on trees in forests at elevations around 1200 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with close set, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 4, articulate, narrowly obovate to oblanceolate-oblong, crisped margins, apically rounded and mucronate, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, nearly wingless, 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm] long, several to 10 flowered inflorescence with green, ovate-lanceolate floral bracts carrying yellow flowers.

Synonyms Platystyliparis fissipetala ( Finet ) Marg. 2009; Ypsilorchis fissipetala ( Finet ) Z.J.Liu , S.C.Chen & L.J.Chen 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide

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