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Plants of Taiwan

  • Liparis 羊耳蒜屬

    SU, Horng-Jye

    本屬共有 28 種

    Terrestrial or epiphytic perennial herbs. Stems long and fleshy, or short and forming ovoid pseudobulbs. Leaves solitary or 2 or more, mainly of 2 types, one membranaceous, plicate, continuous with sheaths, the other coriaceous, non-plicate, often articulated with pseudobulb. Inflorescence a terminal raceme, erect or +/- pendulous; peduncle terete, polygonal or compressed, often ridged or winged; bracteate; pedicel and ovary often ridged. Flowers white, greenish or purple, resupinate or not; sepals spreading or reflexed, recurved or revolute, usually wider than petals; petals often linear, revolute; lip adnate to base of column, deflexed or curved downward, +/- 3-lobed or unlobed, entire or denticulate; disc often with a pair of calli at base; column rather long, +/- curved, slightly or prominently winged near top of ventral surface; anther terminal, incumbent, 2-celled; pollinia 4, in 2 separate pairs, waxy, oblong or clavate, without caudicle; stigma entire; rostellum short, triangular, entire or rarely bifid. Capsules mostly ovoid or ellipsoid.

    More than 260 species, widely distributed in tropical and temperate regions. Twenty one species in Taiwan.

    Data Source

    SU, Horng-Jye. 2000. 38. ORCHIDACEAE. Flora of Taiwan, second edition (台灣植物誌第二版). 5: 936.

    Referance

    Seidenfaden, G. 1976. Orchid Genera in Thailand. 4. Liparis L. C. Rich.. Dansk Botanisk Arkiv. 31(1): 1 - 105.