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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Central & E. Tropical Africa to W. Ethiopia and Malawi.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Terrestrial or epiphytic herb with shoots up to 15 cm. high arising at intervals of 4–12 cm. from a slender terete creeping rhizome up to 2 mm. in diameter and partly concealed by sheaths 1 cm. long.
    Roots
    Roots slender, flexuous, arising at base of shoot and at intervals along the rhizome.
    Pseudobulbs
    Pseudobulbs fleshy, up to 4 cm. high, 4 mm. in diameter at base, rarely broader, tapering to 1 mm. diameter at apex, with 2–3 small sheathing leaves at the base and 3 larger foliage leaves arising at intervals up the pseudobulb.
    Leaves
    Leaves light green, membranous, ovate to oblong-lanceolate 5–8(–12) cm. long, 1.5–3 cm. wide, acute to acuminate at the apex, gradually tapering to a sheathing base, 5-veined, margins smooth or slightly crinkled.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence terminal, longer or shorter than the leaves, with 2–6(–10) flowers; rhachis up to 3 cm. long; peduncle up to 9 cm. long, 1 mm. in diameter, slender and curving; bracts up to 5 mm. long, 2 mm. wide at the base, acuminate, lower ones sometimes sterile.
    Ovary
    Ovaries slightly longer than the bracts.
    Flowers
    Flowers cream or yellowish green to light and dark reddish purple.
    Calyx
    Dorsal sepal up to 10 mm. long and 3 mm. wide at the auricled base, tapering to an obtuse apex; lateral sepals joined almost to the apex although they may pull apart slightly; united part up to 6.5 mm. wide and long, orbicular, slightly auricled at the base, curved up beneath the lip.
    Corolla
    Petals linear, up to 11.5 mm. long, 0.8 mm. wide, rounded to acute at the apex.
    Labellum
    Lip narrow at the auricled base with a bilobed callus, then abruptly widening to become flabellate, emarginate, apiculate, margins crenulate to dentate, up to 7.5 mm. long and 7 mm. wide.
    Column
    Column slender, terete, winged at the apex, curved, up to 5 mm. long.
    Figures
    Fig. 64, p. 300.
    Habitat
    In moss and leaf-mould on rocks and fallen trees in shade near rivers; 1700–2750 m.
    Distribution
    K2 K3 K4 K5 T2 T3 T7 U2 U3
    [FWTA]

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

    Flowers
    Flowers yellow.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Is., Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Liparis deistelii Schltr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    21026.000
    Tweedie, E.M. [457], Kenya 24104.000
    Eggeling, W.J. [5851], Uganda 19736.000
    Piers, F. [P.42], Kenya 21024.000
    Gilbert, M.G. [K42], Ethiopia 50299.000
    Dale, I.R. [1860], Kenya K000242163 holotype
    Dale, I.R. [1860], Kenya K000242164 holotype
    Elliott, H.F.I. [770], Tanzania 18718.000
    la Croix, I. [1109], Congo 56567.000
    Williamson, G., Zambia 32392.000
    Cribb, P. [10657], Tanzania 25694.244
    Cribb, P. [10810], Tanzania 40303.000
    Renvoize, S.A. [2481], Tanzania 32445.000
    Meyer, H. [177], Uganda 37444.000
    Hale, J. [93], Ethiopia 37400.000
    Deistel H. [0s.n.1], Cameroon K000106644 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 38: 151 (1906)

    Accepted by

    • Velayos, M. & al. (eds.) (2018). Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial 10: 1-491. Consejo superior de investigaciones científicas, Real jardín botánico, Madrid.
    • Szlachetko, D.L. & Mytnik-Ejsmont, J. (2015). Orchidaceae of West-Central Africa 2: 1-300. Koeltz Scientific books, Koenigsheim, Germany.
    • Szlachetko, D.L. & al. (2004). Flore du Gabon 36: 1-231. Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
    • Demissew, S., Cribb, P. & Rasmussen, F. (2004). Field Guide to Ethiopian Orchids: 1-300. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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 Engl., Bot. Jahrb. 38: 151 (1906).

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Williamson, Orch. SC. Afr.: 115, fig. 59/3 (1977).
    • Stewart in A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 760, fig. (1974).
    • Summerh. in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 3: 214 (1968).
    • Schltr. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 38: 151 (1906).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical 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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