FZ.28. Liparis Rich.

Description of the genus

Epiphytic, lithophytic or terrestrial herbs, usually with pseudobulbs. Leaves 1-several, mostly broad, plicate and thin-textured. Inflorescence racemose, arising from the apex of the pseudobulb. Flowers resupinate, green, yellow or purplish. Sepals and petals spreading or reflexed. Lip simple, usually much larger than the sepals and petals, 2-3-lobed. Pollinia 4, in 2 pairs.

Worldwide: 350 species, cosmopolitan

Malawi: 7 taxa.

Liparis bowkeri

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
bowkeri Harv.N,C,SDescription, Image
caespitosa (Thouars) Lindl.SDescription, Image
mulindana Schltr.N,SDescription, Image
nervosa (Thunb.) Lindl.N,C,SDescription, Image
nyikana G. Will.N
rungweensis Schltr.
tridens Kraenzl.S

Other sources of information about Liparis:

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Flora of Mozambique: Liparis
Flora of Zambia: Liparis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Liparis

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Liparis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Liparis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Liparis
Wikipedia: Liparis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Liparis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Liparis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Liparis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=428, retrieved 1 October 2022

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