Liparis nyikana G. Will.

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Common names:
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: nyikana: of the Nyika Plateau, Malawi where the type specimen was collected.
Habitat: On mossy trunks and branches in evergreen forest, usually near streams.
Altitude range: 2000 - 2350 m
Flowering time:Dec - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania and northern Malawi.
Malawi distribution: N
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 329. (Includes a picture).

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 27.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 281.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 178. (Includes a picture).

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Liparis nyikana., retrieved 22 April 2024

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