Liparis nana Rolfe 1913 SUBGENUS Sturmia SECTION Liparis

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

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Common Name The Tiny Liparis

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Vietnam as a mini-miniature sized terrestrial.

CAUTION!!!Seidenfaden states that this species may be conspecific with L pygmaea as he compared it to the type of L meniscophora and found them conspecific. He checked the type of L pygmaea but found it too damaged to be sure. If that is true then this species correct name would be L pygmaea. Kew has L meniscophora as a synonym of L pygmaea, I have included it here.

Synonyms Liparis meniscophora Gagnep. 1932;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide;