1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Liparis Rich.
      1. Liparis stolzii Schltr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

    Orchidaceae, V. S. Summerhayes. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

    Habit
    Small epiphytic herb, up to 20 cm. high, swollen at the base to form a small subglobose bifoliate pseudobulb.
    Pseudobulbs
    Pseudobulb up to 7 mm. high and 6 mm. in diameter.
    Leaves
    Leaves submembranous, bright green, erect, ovate to oblong-ligulate, 5–6(–8) cm. long, 6–10 mm. wide, acute at the apex, narrowed to a sheathing base, but not articulated, margins entire.
    Scape
    Scape laxly 2–8-flowered, bright green, suberect, up to 20 cm. high, 1 mm. in diameter, often with a large sterile bract 2 cm. long and 5 mm. wide ± 3 cm. below the lowest flower; fertile bracts 4 mm. long, 2 mm. wide at the base, abruptly narrowed to an acuminate apex.
    Ovary
    Pedicellate ovaries ± 7 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers green.
    Calyx
    Dorsal sepal oblong, acute at the apex and biauriculate at the base, 5–6 mm. long, 1.5 mm. wide; lateral sepals united at the very base, subfalcate, rounded to acute at the apex, 3.7 mm. long, 1.7 mm. wide.
    Corolla
    Petals linear, apparently downwardly directed, 5.6–6.2 mm. long, 0.7 mm. wide, rounded at the apex, united to the lateral sepals at the base, margins revolute.
    Labellum
    Lip orbicular with a small ± bilobed callus at the base, margins very slightly crisped.
    Column
    Column 3.3 mm. long, slender, geniculate.
    Fruits
    Capsule fusiform.
    Habitat
    Forest epiphyte or among tufts of grass in swamps; 1200–1800 m.
    Distribution
    T1 T7 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Liparis stolzii Schltr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Tanzania 38744.000
    Stolz, A. [1152], Malawi K000242148
    Haarer, A.E. [2140], Tanzania K000284806

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 53: 562 (1915)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Schltr. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 53: 562 (1915).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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