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:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Liparis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Liparis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Liparis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Liparis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Liparis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Liparis
JSTOR Plant Science: Liparis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Liparis
Plants of the World Online: Liparis
Tropicos: Liparis
Wikipedia: Liparis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Liparis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=428, retrieved 26 September 2023

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