Liparis krameri Franch. & Sav. 1878

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Common Name Kramer's Liparis [German Orchid Gardener 1800's]- In Japan - Suzumushi-sou - Jigabachi-so - In China Wei Chun Yang Er Suan

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Manchuria China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan in forests at elevations around 1400 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing, erect, terrestrial with not articulate, broadly ovate to ovate, membraneous to herbaceous, irregularily denticulate margins, obutse to subacute apically, rounded and decurrent below into the petiolate base leaves and blooms in the late spring and early summer as a new growth is arising, on a cylindric, slightly compressed, narrowly winged, 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm] or longer, longer than the leaves, several flowered inflorescence with ovate floral bracts and carrying vaguely fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Leptorkis krameri (Franch. & Sav.) Kuntze 1891; Liparis krameri var. atronervata Makino 1926; Liparis krameri var. sasakii (Hayata) T.Hashim. 1987; Liparis krameri var. viridia Makino 1926 ; Liparis nikkoensis Nakai 1931; Liparis sasakii Hayata 1914

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;

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