Liparis tschangii Schltr. 1924 SUBGENUS Sturmia SECTION Liparis

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Plant and Flowers Photos by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name Tschang's Liparis - In China Zhe Bao Yang Er Suan

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in southwestern Sichuan and Yunnan provinces of China, Thailand Laos and Vietnam in forests at elevations of 1100 to 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped by white, membraneous sheaths and carrying 2, spreading horizontally, ovate elliptic to ovate, membraneous to herbaceous, entire margins, acuminate apically, contracted below into the sheathlike, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later summer on a conspicuously exceeding the leaves in length, 4.4 to 11.6" [11 to 29 cm] long, 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence with reflexed, lanceolate floral bracts .

Synonyms Liparis sutepensis Rolfe ex Downie 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 as L sutepensis drawing fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi; Raven & Deyuan 2009