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Flora of Taiwan | Family List | Orchidaceae | Liparis

Liparis amabilis Fukuy., Bot. Mag. (Tokyo). 52: 245. 1938; Masam., J. Geobot. 28: pl. 15. 1970; Liu & Su, Fl. Taiwan 5: 1040. 1978.


Terrestrial plants ca. 5 cm tall. Pseudobulbs globose, slightly compressed bilaterally, 1 cm long, covered with sheaths, with a single leaf at apex. Leaves ovate or ovate-elliptic, 1-2 cm long, apex acute, base obtuse, decurrent, glabrous on both surfaces. Peduncle 3-4 cm long, glabrous, winged; bracts scalelike, glabrous; pedicel and ovary 6-10 mm long. Flowers 1-2, glabrous, spreading; sepals linear, 1.2 cm long, 3 mm wide, 3-nerved, revolute; petals linear, as long as sepals, 0.5 mm wide, 1-nerved; lip whitish, with purple-reddish lines, ovate-orbicular, 12 mm long, apex rounded, apiculate, base cuneate, margins shortly ciliate; disc with 2 ridges; column arcuate, ca. 5 mm long, base dilated; wing short truncate. Capsule oblong, 1 cm long.

TAOYUEN: Chiaopanshan, Suzuki 6397.

Endemic, known only from Chiaopanshan in northern Taiwan.


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