Bent Liparis
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Bent Liparis
P Native Photo: Dhananjay Rawool
Common name: Bent Liparis
Botanical name: Liparis deflexa    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Leptorchis deflexa, Liparis prazeri

Bent Liparis is a herb with stem short, with a base with pseudobulb, sheaths few. Leaves are 2, opposite, 10-17 cm long, stalkless or leaf-stalkd, ovate-lanceshaped, tapering. Flowering stem is tall; bracts slender at length deflexed. Flowers are small, in racemes at branch-ends, resupinate. Sepals are 3-5 nerved, blunt, lateral oblong, dorsal longer oblong-lanceshaped. Petals are as long, very slender. Lip flabelliform, with a contracted 2-eared base, calli obscure; column compressed from back to front, short straight flattened flat, wings 0; anthers at branch-ends. Capsule 2 cm long, club-shaped. Bent Liparis is found in India to Indo-China. Flowering: August-October.

Identification credit: Sweedle Cerejo Photographed at Nemale, Sawantwadi, Maharashtra.

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