Lacerated Liparis
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Lacerated Liparis
P Introduced Photo: P.S. Akshaya
Common name: Lacerated Liparis
Botanical name: Liparis lacerata    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Leptorchis lacerata, Stichorkis lacerata

Lacerated Liparis is an orchid growing on trees, and has a clumping, sympodial growth form. The leaves are borne 2 on an ovoid pseudobulb, 2-3 cm tall. The leaves are lanceshaped and can grow grow up to 18 cm long. Flowers are borne on long, drooping racemes up to 40 cm long. The flowers bloom from the base to the tip of the inflorescence. The flower sepals and petals are orange in color. The flower lip is orange, the center of the lip is of a more vivid shade and has a lacerated lip margin. Lacerated Liparis is found in Indo-China to Western Malaysia, Burma, Borneo and Sumatra.

Identification credit: P.S. Sivaprasad Photographed in Genepool Garden at Gudalur, Nilgiris.

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