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  1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Liparis Rich.
      1. Liparis latialata Mansf.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Terrestrial herb with erect shoots arising close together from a shallowly buried rhizome 1.5–2 mm. in diameter.
    Pseudobulbs
    Pseudobulbs green, fleshy, up to 9 cm. long and 3 mm. in diameter, with 3–4 small sheathing leaves and 2 or 3 large foliage leaves at the apex.
    Leaves
    Sheathing leaves increasing in length up the pseudobulb to 3 cm., partially or completely covering it, becoming fibrous with age; foliage leaves membranous, deep green, cordate, with entire margins sometimes crisped, up to 6 cm. long and 5 cm. wide; petioles 2–3 cm. long, widening abruptly near the base to encircle the pseudobulb; a smaller foliage leaf often subtends the terminal inflorescence.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence shorter than, or equalling, the foliage leaves, up to 5-flowered, subumbellate; bracts 2–4 mm. long, acuminate.
    Pedicel
    Pedicel and ovary up to 1.5 cm. long.
    Tepal
    Tepals purple.
    Calyx
    Dorsal sepal 9 mm. long, 2 mm. wide, tapering gradually towards the acute apex, and narrowing abruptly at the base; lateral sepals joined almost to the apices, but may split further apart; united part 6 mm. wide, 7 mm. long, free apices rounded, acute.
    Corolla
    Petals linear, 8 mm. long, 1 mm. wide, rounded at the apices.
    Labellum
    Lip fleshy, with a small bilobed callus at the base, suborbicular, 2-lobed ± with an apiculum between, sides folded upwards at the base, main blade almost flat, margins entire at the base, changing abruptly to deeply toothed around the lobes. Lip white or yellow with purple veins.
    Column
    Column 3.5 mm. long, much curved, with 2 very wide wings extending from base to apex.
    Habitat
    Mist forest; 1000 m.
    Distribution
    T6
    [FZ]

    Orchidaceae, I. la Croix and P.J. Cribb. Flora Zambesiaca 11:1. 1995

    Habit
    Terrestrial herb to 12 cm tall.
    Pseudobulbs
    Pseudobulbs up to 9 cm long and 3 mm in diameter, with several sheathing leaves and 2–3 foliage leaves.
    Leaves
    Foliage leaves 3–6 × 2.3–5 cm, ovate, cordate, dark green, the margin sometimes undulate; petiole short, c. 1 cm long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence subumbellate, 3–8-flowered, shorter than or equal in length to the foliage leaves.
    Perianth
    Sepals and petals plum-purple coloured; lip yellow or white, purple veined.
    Pedicel and Ovary
    Pedicel and ovary 9–12 mm long.
    Bracts
    Bracts 3–4 mm long.
    Calyx
    Dorsal sepal 7–10 × 1–2 mm, linear-lanceolate; lateral sepals 11–15 × 5–6 mm, joined for three quarters of their length.
    Corolla
    Petals 7–10 mm long, less than 1 mm wide, ± filiform.
    Labellum
    Lip fleshy, with a small 2-lobed callus at the base, up to 11 × 12 mm, fan-shaped, emarginate with a small apiculus, the apical edge undulate and dentate.
    Column
    Column 2.5–3.5 mm long, curved, winged.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Other Data

    Liparis latialata Mansf. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Zimbabwe 31056.000
    Fanshawe, D.B. [8197], Zambia 30877.000
    Williamson, G. [754], Zambia 33806.000
    Morze, G. [137A], Zambia 30107.000
    Odgers [105] 77411.000
    Schlieben, H.J. [3091], Tanzania K000242158 isotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 12: 703 (1935)

    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

    • Williamson, Orch. SC. Afr.: 115, fig. 59/4, t. 93 (1977).
    • Mansf. in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 12: 703 (1935).

    Sources

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