Liparis petiolata (D.Don) P.F.Hunt & Summerh. 1966 SECTION Liparis Photo by Supindham T. and Doonokthai Website


Common Name The Petiolate Leaf Liparis - In China Bing Ye Yang Er Suan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, southern Yunnan, the eastern Himalayas, Assam, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam in humid forests and along streamsides at elevations around 1000 to 2900 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with narrowly ovoid, compressed, striate pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, broadly ovate to suborbicular, acute to acuminate, rounded to cordate basally, narrwoing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring and early summer on an erect, 1.2 to 2.4" [3 to 6 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate floral bracts.

Synonyms *Acianthus petiolatus D.Don 1825; Leptorkis pulchella (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Liparis angkae Kerr 1927; Liparis nepalensis Lindl. 1825; Liparis pulchella Hook.f. 1889; Liparis rupestris var. purpurascens Ridl. 1886; Liparis taronensis S.C.Chen 1983; Malaxis cordifolia Sm. 1812;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as L nepalensis drawing ok; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide