|Field surveys of Liparis L. C. Rich. (Orchidaceae) in Thailand: A preliminary study.
Naiyana Tetsana1, Henrik Ærenlund Pedersen2, Kitichate Sridith1
ABSTRACT. Field surveys and collections of the genus Liparis L. C. Rich. (Orchidaceae) were conducted from June 2010 to May 2011 in all floristic regions of Thailand with various habitat types on different substrata i.e. terrestrial in damp spots, bog and lithophytic habitats. Thai Liparis can be divided into two main groups: terrestrial and epiphytic species. Both groups occur in the lowland to montane forests from sea-level in the East and Peninsula to the high mountain over 2,000 m in the North.
KEY WORDS: surveys, Liparis, Thailand.
1 Herbarium, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand 90112.
2 Botanical Garden & Museum, Natural History Museum of Denmark University of Copenhagen, Gothersgade 130 K-1123 Copenhagen K Denmark.