Liparis truncata

Family Orchidaceae
Subfamily Epidendroideae
Tribe Malaxideae
Scientific name Liparis truncata F. Maekawa ex T. Hashimoto
Synonyms none
Common name (Japanese common name) kumoi-jigabachi (クモイジガバチ, 雲居似我蜂 or 雲井似我蜂 [meaning: high mountain jigabachi weed (jigabachi = Ammophila sabulosa infesta Smith)])
(English common name) none
Distribution (Japan) Honshu (north of Central region)
(Other nations) none
Habitat Mountane forest
Chromosomal number unknown
Description Leaves 3-10cm long, 2-5cm wide. Scapes electing ca. 8-20cm tall. Flowers dark purple, flowering in June. Epiphytic on mossy trunk of old trees. Perennial plants.
Reference Liparis truncata F. Maek. ex T. Hashim.
Phylogeny and comparative seed morphology of epiphytic and terrestrial species of Liparis (Orchidaceae) in Japan
Note Rare species. Endemic to Japan.
Photos at Mr. Toda's garden below are those of an orchid which was cultivated by Mr. Yuichi Toda in his private garden.
Photo at Shintomi-Kumin-Kaikan below is that of some orchids which were cultivated by Mr. Yuichi Toda using Selaginella tamariscina and displayed at the monthly meeting of Tokyo Wild Plants Society (Orchid and Lily Group) in Shintomi Kumin kaikan.

June 2009
at Mr. Toda's garden
June 2009
at Mr. Toda's garden
June 2009
at Shintomi-Kumin-Kaikan