|Infloresence of L. ferruginea [Photo: Raskoti & Ale]|
L. ferruginea is similar to L. odorata (Willdenow) Lindley, with which it shares almost floral characters. It is distinguished from L. odorata by the lateral sepals pushed close to the underside of the lip, strongly curved above the middle, their inner margins closely aligned and apparently connate. In L. odorata lateral sepals pendent below the lip, curving downwards, the inner margins parallel but not closely aligned.
Raskoti, BR and R Ale (2012) Liparis ferruginea Lindley (Orchidaceae) – a New Record for Flora of
Nepal, Taiwania, 57 (3): 308 - 311.