Liparis resupinata Ridl., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 22: 290 1886. (syn: Leptorchis resupinata (Ridl.) Kuntze; Leptorkis resupinata (Ridl.) Kuntze; Leptorkis ridleyi (Hook.f.) Kuntze; Liparis resupinata var. ridleyi King & Pantl.; Liparis ridleyi Hook.f.; Platystyliparis resupinata (Ridl.) Marg.; Platystyliparis resupinata var. ridleyi (Hook.f.) Marg.);
S. India, Nepal to China (W. & SE. Yunnan): Assam, Bangladesh, China South-Central, East Himalaya, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam, West Himalaya as per POWO;

Ridley in Journ. Linn. Soc. xxii. 290 ; leaves 3-4 1-3 in. linear-lanceolate acuminate, scape much longer than the leaves slender, bracts lanceolate green longer than the pedicels, flowers 1/3 in., sepals straight broadly oblong obtuse 1-nerved, margins recurved, lip broadly ovate-oblong with rounded basal lobes 2-tubercled, tip broad rounded, column broadly winged to the base, wings with a capillary tail. Hook. f. Ic. Plant, t. 1888.
SIKKIM HIMALAYA, alt. 5-6000 ft., and the KHASIA MTS., common, alt. 4500-6500 ft. ? NILGHIRI MTS., Wight.
Pseudobulbs tufted, 1/2-1 in., narrow. Leaves alternate, sessile, submembranous, rather distant, 7-nerved. Scape bracteate, with the raceme 5-7 in., many-fld. ; lower bracts 1/4-1/3 in. ; pedicels 1/4 in. ; flowers yellow.—The capillary tail of each wing of the column is peculiar to this and the following species. Ridley gives Nilghiri Mts. Wight as a habitat, but there are no specimens in Wight’s Herbarium.
(Attributions- IBIS Flora (Flora of British India))

Liparis resupinata Ridl.: 5 very high resolution images.

Location: Godawari, Lalitpur
Date: 27 March 2021
Altitude: 1500m.
Habitat : Wild

Interesting. Yes Liparis resupinata.


SK 3650 09 November 2022 – Orchidaceae: 4 images.

Location: Taplejung, East Nepal
Date: October 2022
Elevation: 1800m.
Habitat: Wild
Image courtesy Mr. Sajan Subedi.

This is interesting….. I have no idea!! Any more pics of showing if the plants have bulbous base or not?

These are the only images.

Any idea about the genus?

I think I see a bulb below the leaves and inflorescence emerging from the apex of the bulb. I am oils say this is a Liparis. But it’s just a guess. I will take a closer look later and get back to you.

Actually why not Liparis resupinata!! The colour could be because of heat and humid conditions but not normal colour.

I will check again.

I also got a similar plant. Are they the same?
3 images.

Yes they look same.


Liparis resupinata Ridl.: 3 very high res. images.

Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur, Nepal
Date: 11 March 2023
Altitude: 1586m.
Habitat : Wild

Interesting. Thanks a lot for sharing and very nice habitat pics. This is also high time for terrestrial ones in the tall grasses, Eulophia, Pachystoma etc….


SK 3913 20 December 2023 – Orchidaceae: 3 very high res. images.

Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur
Date: 19 December 2023
Elevation: 1761m.
Habit : Wild

Liparis sp

Guess so. Any specific suggestions?

Looks like a Liparis. Not easy to confirm species without open flowers.

Are these buds or seed pds ?

Those are buds.

Close to Liparis resupinata Ridl. ??

But the flowering season is given as Oct-Dec in efloraNepa, FoI  and the BSI book Orchids of India,
whereas if ID is correct I have shot them in the same periphery in March

It is possible.


Liparis resupinata Ridl.: 7 very high res. images.

Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur
Date: 02 March 2024
Elevation: 1761m.
Habit : Wild

Yes Liparis resupinata. Very typical stelidia on the column.





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