Liparis (plant)

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Liparis crenulata OrchidsBln0906.jpg
Liparis crenulata
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Malaxideae
Genus: Liparis
Type species
Liparis loeselii
(L.) Rich.

See text

  • Alipsea Hoffmanns.
  • Anistylis Raf.
  • Apation Blume
  • Cestichis Thouars
  • Diteilis Raf.
  • Empusa Lindl.
  • Empusaria Rchb. f.
  • Iebine Raf.
  • Leptorkis Thouars
  • Mesoptera Raf.
  • Paliris Dumort.
  • Platystylis Lindl.
  • Sturmia Rchb. f.

Liparis is a genus of orchids,[2] commonly known as widelip orchid[3] or false twayblade. It comprises over 200 species with cosmopolitan distribution, found on all continents except Antarctica and on many oceanic islands.[1] Most species bear dull-coloured, purplish flowers in a terminal spike.

Selected species[edit]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Richard, Louis Claude Marie. 1817. De Orchideis Europaeis Annotationes 21, 30, 38.
  3. ^ "Liparis". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 22 June 2015.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Liparis at Wikimedia Commons
  • Data related to Liparis at Wikispecies