Botanical name: Liparis atropurpurea Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Platystylis atropurpurea, Leptorkis lindleyana
Dark Purple Liparis is a small terrestrial orchid, 4-8 cm tall, whole plant bluish. Pseudobulbs are small, 1-2 cm across. Leaves are 2-3, 1.5-3 x 1-1.5 cm, ovate-lanceshaped, tapering at tip, pleated lengthwise. Flowers are borne at branch-ends, in slender, lax racemes. Flowers are 0.4-0.5 cm across. Sepals and petals are brown, 0.5 cm long, 0.1 cm wide. Lip is deep brown, 0.3-0.35 cm across, 0.6-0.7 cm long, notched at tip. Column is 0.2-0.25 cm long, curved. Flower-stalk and ovary are 0.4-0.5 cm long. Dark Purple Liparis is found among rock crevices in grasslands and evergreen forests in South India and Sri Lanka. Flowering: July-October.
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