Liparis nervosa

Liparis nervosa
Liparis nervosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Malaxideae
Genus: Liparis
Species: L. nervosa
Binomial name
Liparis nervosa
(Thunb.) Lindl.
  • Ophrys nervosa Thunb. in J.A.Murray (basionym)
  • Epidendrum nervosum (Thunb.) Thunb.
  • Cymbidium nervosum (Thunb.) Sw.
  • Malaxis nervosa (Thunb.) Sw.
  • Iebine nervosa (Thunb.) Raf.
  • Sturmia nervosa (Thunb.) Rchb.f.
  • Leptorkis nervosa (Thunb.) Kuntze
  • Diteilis nervosa (Thunb.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones

Liparis nervosa is a species of orchid found in the Tropics of Asia, Africa and America[1]. It is a terrestrial species growing in woodlands and grasslands[1].


Liparis nervosa contains tumorigenic pyrrolizidine alkaloids.[2]


  1. ^ a b La Croix, I. F.; Aubron, Manuel (2008). The New Encyclopedia of Orchids: 1500 Species in Cultivation. Timber Press. p. 248. ISBN 9780881928761. 
  2. ^ Fu, P.P., Yang, Y.C., Xia, Q., Chou, M.C., Cui, Y.Y., Lin G., "Pyrrolizidine alkaloids-tumorigenic components in Chinese herbal medicines and dietary supplements", Journal of Food and Drug Analysis, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2002, pp. 198-211 [1]