Two-Lobed Liparis
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Two-Lobed Liparis
P Native Photo: Anurag Sharma
Common name: Two-Lobed Liparis
Botanical name: Liparis biloba    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Leptorchis biloba, Leptorkis biloba

Two-Lobed Liparis is puprlish looking herb with stem about 2 cm and pseudobulbs 6 mm. Leaves are 2-3, stalked, 2.5 cm long, 1.2-2 cm wide, ovate-pointed, green or purple. Flowering stem is about 3-4 cm long. Flowers are small, dark purple. Sepals are oblong-lanceshaped, pointed. Lip is wedge-shaped, straight, shortly clawed, 2-lobed. Two-Lobed Liparis is found in Nilgiri Hills.

Identification credit: A.N. Sringeshwara Photographed at Thadiyandamol, Karnataka.

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