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  1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Liparis Rich.
      1. Liparis caillei Finet

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Uganda.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Epiphytic caespitose herb with new growths arising from bases of old pseudobulbs.
    Pseudobulbs
    Pseudobulbs up to 2 cm. long and 7 mm. wide at base, conical-flattened, with 3–4 sheathing leaves, 2–3 larger leaves articulating near the apex.
    Leaves
    Sheathing leaves up to 8 mm. long, apices acute; foliage leaves oblong-lanceolate, acute, narrowly sheathing at the base, membranous with crisped margins, up to 3.5 cm. long and 9 mm. wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence dependent, ± 10–15(–25) cm., ± 5 mm. wide, narrowly 4-winged at base, with 1–3 sterile flowers, becoming 3-winged and wider above, with ± 6–9(–15) normal flowers 8–15 mm. apart; bracts up to 4 mm. long, 1 mm. wide at base, acuminate, each one terminating the wing of the rhachis on that side below it.
    Flowers
    Sterile flowers yellowish, with 4 linear perianth-segments ± 12 mm. long and 2 linear segments in centre 2 mm. long.
    Pedicel
    Pedicel plus ovary of fertile flower 2–3 mm. long, shorter than the bract, green.
    Calyx
    Dorsal sepal 5.5–10 mm. long, 1.5 mm. wide, gradually narrowing from the middle to the acuminate apex, brownish yellow. Lateral sepals 3.5–5 mm. long, 1.6–2.25 mm. wide, reniform with uncinate apices, bright greenish brown.
    Corolla
    Petals 8–14 mm. long, 0.75 mm. wide at base, soon narrowing to 0.25 mm. with edges inrolled, apices rounded to acute, brownish yellow.
    Labellum
    Lip brownish yellow with green veins, 3.5–5 mm. long, 3 mm. wide, oblong, bilobed at the apex, with a small tooth between the rounded lobes, rather abruptly narrowed at the base, with 3 calli, the median one shorter than the others, and all fused together basally.
    Column
    Column 5 mm. long, 3 mm. wide, dorsiventrally flattened, incurved, green.
    Habitat
    Epiphytic on mossy trees, often overhanging rivers; ± 900 m.
    Distribution
    U2
    [FWTA]

    Orchidaceae, V. S. Summerhayes. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:1. 1968

    Habit
    An epiphytic herb
    Leaves
    A few small leaves
    Inflorescences
    A long flattened rhachis with rather widely spread yellowish or brownish-maroon flowers.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Gabon, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda

    Other Data

    Liparis caillei Finet appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Wright, J.O. [126], Nigeria 21008.000
    King, D.E.S. [86], Nigeria 20562.000
    Deighton, F.C. [4832], Sierra Leone 21012.000

    Bibliography

    First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. France 56: 97 (1909)

    Accepted by

    • Szlachetko, D.L. & Mytnik-Ejsmont, J. (2015). Orchidaceae of West-Central Africa 2: 1-300. Koeltz Scientific books, Koenigsheim, Germany.
    • Szlachetko, D.L. (2008). Orchidaceae of Ivory Coast Ruizia 20: 1-396.
    • Szlachetko, D. & Kowalkoska, A. (2007). Contributions to the orchid flora of Guinea, West Africa Polish Botanical Studies 25: 1-259.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • 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 West Tropical Africa

    • in Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. 56: 97, t. I, fig. 1-13 (1909).

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Summerh. in Flora of West Tropical Africa ed. 2, 3: 214 (1968).
    • Finet in Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. 56: 97, t. 1/1–3 (1909)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0