Liparis loeselii

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaOrchidaceaeLiparisLiparis loeselii

Ecology

In East Anglia this pseudobulbous perennial herb is restricted to species-rich fens on infertile soils, and to old peat cuttings. Elsewhere, it grows in young dune-slacks. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Eurosiberian Temperate element, with a continental distribution in W. Europe; also in E. Asia and N. America.

Broad Habitats

Fen, marsh and swamp (not wooded)

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 8

Reaction (Ellenberg): 8

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 3

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.9

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.1

Annual Precipitation (mm): 771

Height (cm): 20

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 26

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: -0.38

Plantatt Conservation Status

Endangered

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000460402