Liparis mannii Rchb.f. 1872 SECTION Coriifolia Rchb.f Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot LATEFall EARLYWinter

Common Name Mann's Liparis [German Forest Engineer 1900's]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Sikkim, the eastern Himalayas, Himalayan China and Vietnam at elevations around 150 to 200 meters as a miniature to small sized hot growing terrestrial with close set, narrowly ovoid, compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, membraneous, linear-oblong, acute, slightly narrowing below into the convolute sessile base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a compressed, cylindric, to 8" [20 cm] long, slightly longer than the leaf, slightly flattened, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, equal to slightly longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying uniform green flowers.

Pantling states the inflorescence begins to flower from the center and work out to both the apex and the base.

Synonyms Leptorkis mannii (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Leptorkis tenuifolia (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Liparis tenuifolia Hook.f. 1890; Stichorkis mannii ( Rchb.f. ) Marg. , Szlach. & Ku?ak 2008; Stichorkis tenuifolia (Hook.f.) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Hooker's Icon. Pl. 21: t. 2013 1890 as L tenuifolia drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide;