Liparis plantaginea Lindl. 1830 SECTION Coriifolia Rchb.f Photo by The Species Identification Task Force Website

Drawing Drawing by J D Hooker and Plant Website


Common Name The Plantago-Like Liparis

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Assam, the eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam at elevations of 300 to 600 meters as a small to just medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with ovate-oblong, compressed, smooth, green pseudobulbs enveloped partially by a few acute, deciduous, membraneous sheaths and carrying 2, plicate, 5 to 7 nerved, keeled, linear-oblong to oblanceolate sessile to gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, basal, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence arising on an older, mature pseudobulb.

Synonyms Leptorkis plantaginea (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Liparis orbicularis Lodd. ex Hemsl. 1881; Liparis selligera Rchb.f. 1876; Stichorkis plantaginea (Lindl.) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 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; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007