Liparis pygmaea King & Pantl. 1898 Drawing by King & Pantling and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold Summer

Common Name The Pygmy Liparis

Flower Size

Found in central Himalayas to eastern Himalayas to Bhutan to south central China at elevations around 3100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with clustered, narrowly ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped by 2 to 3 membraneous sheaths and carrying 2, ovate to elliptic, acute, contracted below into the broad, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, to 2" [5 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids of Sikkim Himalaya King & Panling 1898 drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2009; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 drawing/photo fide;