Common name: Elliptic Liparis
Himalaya to Nansei-shoto and SW. Pacific (as per WCSP)

Pseudobulb 2 x 1.5 cm, ovoid, laterally compressed, 2-leaved. Leaves 10-11 x 2.5-3 cm, linear-elliptic, acute; petiole 1 cm long. Flowers white, in about 20 cm long, terminal raceme; dorsal sepal elliptic, obtuse, 1-veined; lateral sepals elliptic-oblong, apiculate, 1-veined; petals linear, subacute; lip 3 x 2 mm, ovate, subacuminate, with an ear like folding subapically.

Flowering and fruiting: April-May
Evergreen and shola forests

(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)

Liparis elliptica Wight SN Oct 06 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Liparis elliptica Wight is an epiphytic orchid collected from Kodaikanal and Nilgiri areas of Western Ghats, Tamilnadu.

Again cant confirm without flowers but I am sure you have confirmed.

Otherwise the characters seen here matches.

Images by tspkumar


15-ID-TSP-21DEC2015-2: Orchid for ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)

Kindly identify this Orchid. 

Habit: Epiphytic herb 

Habitat: Semi-evergreen forest 

Sighting: Kottigehara, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1200 msl 

Date: 17-12-2015

Identified by … as Liparis elliptica




SK 2418 28 January 2020 : 8 posts by 2 authors. 8 images- 1 to 7 mb each.

Date:  7 January 2020
Elevation: 1698m.
Habitat: Wild
Liparis elliptica Wight ??
Plant was too far !

I think this is Liparis elliptica, but its best to have dissected flower.

Thank you … I was not reachable !


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