37. Liparis laurisilvatica Fukuyama, Rep. (Annual) Taihoku Bot. Gard. 3: 83. 1933.
月桂羊耳蒜 yue gui yang er suan
Cestichis laurisilvatica (Fukuyama) Maekawa.
Herbs, epiphytic, 10-15 cm high. Pseudobulbs approximate, globose, somewhat obliquely complanate, 1-1.5 cm, with 1 or 2 broadly ovate, acuminate basal sheaths. Leaf 1, erect, oblanceolate-linear, ca. 10 × 1 cm, slightly leathery, base long decurrent, apex acute. Inflorescence ca. 10 cm; peduncle angular; rachis ca. 5 cm, rather laxly 10-15-flowered; floral bracts linear, ca. 1 cm, apex acute to acuminate. Flowers yellowish, ca. 8 mm in diam.; pedicel and ovary slightly recurved, ca. 5 mm. Dorsal sepal oblong, ca. 4.5 × 1.5 mm, 1-veined, margin slightly revolute, apex acute; lateral sepals spreading, slightly obliquely oblong, ca. 4.5 × 1.5 mm, 1-veined, apex acute and reflexed. Petals reflexed, narrowly linear to filiform, ca. 5 mm; lip curved at middle, oblong, ca. 4 × 2 mm, fleshy at base, distally slightly denticulate, rounded. Column ca. 2.5 mm, fleshy at base, apical wings triangular. Fl. Oct.
● Laurel forests ("silvis laurilignosis"); 900-1500 m. Taiwan.