Liparis stricklandiana Rchb.f. 1880 SECTION Coriifolia Rchb.f. Photo by Orchidphotos and His Flickr Photo Stream

Part ShadeHotTo Cool Fall Winter

Common Name Strickland's Liparis [English Orchid Enthusiast Flowered the type of species in 1800's] - In China Shan Chun Yang Er Suan - Fan Lipped Twayblade

Flower Size .2" [4 mm]

Found in southern Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Xizang and Yunnan China, Hong Kong, eastern Himalayas, Assam, Bhutan and Vietnam in evergreen broadleafed , semideciduous, mixed and coniferous forests at elevations of 400 to 1800 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing lithophyte with ovoid-cylindric, slightly compressed, 5 to 6 internoded pseudobulbs carrying 2, narrowly oblanceolate, acute, 5-veined, attenuate towards the base leaves that blooms in the fall through winter on an terminal, flattened, winged, 8 to 10.4" [20 to 26 cm] long, densely to 50 flowered inflorescence with 1 to 2, near the base sterile bracts and subulate floral bracts.

CAUTION L griffithii is said to be synomonous with this species but there are huge differences in the lip so I have excluded it at this time pending more information. So please refer to that species as well.

SynonymsLeptorchis dolabella (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Leptorchis stricklandiana (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Liparis chloroxantha Hance 1883; Liparis dolabella Hook.f. 1890; Liparis malleiformis W.W.Sm.1921; Liparis stricklandiana var. longibracteata S.C.Chen 1983; Stichorkis stricklandiana (Rchb.f.) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1890 as L dolabella drawing fide; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide;

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