Liparis nervosa

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Liparis nervosa
Liparis nervosa subsp. nervosa (as Liparis guineensis) -Edwards vol 20 pl 1671 (1835).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Malaxideae
Genus: Liparis
Species: L. nervosa
Binomial name
Liparis nervosa
(Thunb.) Lindl.

Liparis nervosa is a species of orchid found in the Tropics of Asia, Africa and America.[1] It is a terrestrial species growing in woodlands and grasslands.[1]


Liparis nervosa contains tumorigenic pyrrolizidine alkaloids.[2]


  1. ^ a b La Croix, I. F.; Aubron, Manuel (2008). The New Encyclopedia of Orchids: 1500 Species in Cultivation. Timber Press. p. 248. ISBN 978-0-88192-876-1. 
  2. ^ Fu, P.P., Yang, Y.C., Xia, Q., Chou, M.C., Cui, Y.Y., Lin G., "Pyrrolizidine alkaloids-tumorigenic components in Chinese herbal medicines and dietary supplements", Journal of Food and Drug Analysis, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2002, pp. 198-211 [1][dead link]

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