Liparis siamensis Rolfe ex Downie 1925 SUBGENUS Sturmia SECTION Liparis Photo courtesy of David Kuehn

Full shadeHotCoolSummer

Common Name The Thai Liparis - In China Dian Nan Yang Er Suan

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in south Yunnan China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand in forests at elevations of 330 to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 2, ovate, obtuse gradually narrowing below into the basally clasping base that blooms in the summer on an erect, thin, 3" [7.5 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with all the flowers held towards the apex.

This terrestrial species was photographed in situ in northern Thailand in June of 2001.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing close seidenfaden does not have the median line on the lip; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;

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