Liparis platyrachis Hook.f. 1889 SECTION Platystylis Schlechter Drawing by Pantling and The Plant Illustration Website

Part Shade CoolCold LATE Summer Fall

Common Name The Broad Rachis Liparis

Flower Size .16 to .2" [4 to 5 mm]

Found in Nepal, Sikkim and Yunnan province of China at elevations of 1200 to 2200 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with tufted, cylindric, compressed pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 5, linear-lanceolate, acute, sessile base leaves that blooms in the late summer and fall on a pendent, elongate, peduncle intermittently winged, bracteolate, to .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long, rachis 2 to 4.4" [5 to 11 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with linear floral bracts

Synonyms Leptorkis platyrachis (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Platystyliparis platyrachis ( Hook.f. ) Marg. 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Liparis Seidenfaden 1976; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2001