Liparis nigra Seidenf. 1969

SUBGENUS Sturmia SECTION Liparis Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Flower Angle Photo courtesy of Akerne Orchids

Plant and leaf Photo courtesy of David Jubineau Copyright

Common Name The Black Liparis

Found in Thailand and Vietnam in shady humid habitats with rocky substrates at elevations of 500 to 1700 meters as a small to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial among boulders in wet areas near streams with cylindrical pseudobulbs enveloped basally by clasping sheaths and carrying to 5, ovate, plicate leaves and blooms in the spring on a terminal, 10 to 14" [25 to 35 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Diteilis nigra (Seidenf.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005

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 said to refer to L gigantea; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo fide