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Tipularia discolor, with seed pods
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Calypsoeae
Genus: Tipularia
  • Anthericlis Raf.
  • Plectrurus Raf.
  • Didiciea King & Prain

Tipularia is a genus of temperate terrestrial orchids (family Orchidaceae). At present (June 2014), it has 7 recognized species, native to Asia and North America.[1][2][3]

  1. Tipularia cunninghamii (King & Prain) S.C.Chen, S.W.Gale & P.J.Cribb - Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Taiwan
  2. Tipularia discolor (Pursh) Nutt. - from Texas and Florida north to Michigan and Massachusetts
  3. Tipularia harae (Maek.) S.C.Chen - Kyushu
  4. Tipularia japonica Matsum. - Japan, Korea
  5. Tipularia josephi Rchb.f. ex Lindl. - Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Assam, Myanmar
  6. Tipularia odorata Fukuy. - Taiwan
  7. Tipularia szechuanica Schltr. - Gansu, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Flora of China v 25 p 250, 筒距兰属 tong ju lan shu, Tipularia
  3. ^ Flora of North America v 26 p 624, Tipularia discolor