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  1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Liparis Rich.
      1. Liparis molendinacea G.Will.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Terrestrial herb c. 25 cm tall; pseudobulbs pyriform, c. 8 cm high, 1.5 cm in diameter at the base.
    Leaves
    Leaves c. 4, up to 8 × 3 cm, ovate or elliptic, plicate, the margins undulate, the apex somewhat recurved.
    Peduncles
    Peduncle with several ovate, acuminate bracts c. 10 × 5 mm long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence laxly c. 12-flowered.
    Flowers
    Flowers semi-erect, green, the lip with a shiny yellow callus.
    Pedicel and Ovary
    Ovary and pedicel to 2 cm long.
    Bracts
    Bracts leafy.
    Calyx
    Dorsal sepal c. 10 × 1.2 mm, linear, curved, obtuse; lateral sepals porrect, c. 10 × 4 mm, obliquely ovate, acute.
    Corolla
    Petals porrect, c. 12 × 1 mm, linear, obtuse.
    Labellum
    Lip ± 4-lobed, 10–12 × 4–6 mm, rectangular or oblong, constricted in the middle; hypochile porrect with a 2-lobed basal callus 0.8 mm high and a yellow longitudinal crest; side lobes erect, c. 6 × 6 mm, oblong, rounded; epichile bent down at right angles, somewhat 2-lobed at the apex with a central apiculus, the margins dentate.
    Column
    Column curved, 6 mm long.
    Fruits
    Capsule ellipsoid, 6-winged with triangular extensions at the apex.

    Distribution

    Other Data

    Liparis molendinacea G.Will. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Pl. Syst. Evol. 142: 149 (1983)

    Accepted by

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

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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