Liparis hostifolia (Koidz.) Koidz. ex Nakai

Shimakumokiriso orchid



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Liparis auriculata var. hostifolia Koidz.


Conservation Status

Last record: 1938 (collection) Chichijima; 1982 (sighting) Minami Iwo-to island

Rediscovered in 2017





Biology & Ecology










Kato, M. and Ebihara, A. (2011). Endemic plants of Japan. Tokai University Press, Hatano. (In Japanese).

Takayama, Koji et al. (2019). Rediscovery of Liparis hostifolia (Orchidaceae) on Minami-iwo-to Island in the Bonin (Ogasawara) Archipelago, Japan, and its Identification Using Molecular Sequences from a Herbarium Specimen Collected more than 100 Years Ago. Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 70(3): 149-158.

Tsutsumi, Chie et al. (2019). Taxonomic Reappraisal of Liparis japonica and L. makinoana (Orchidaceae). Bull. Natl. Mus. Nat. Sci., Ser. B 45(3): 107-118.

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.


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