Liparis deistelii Schltr. 1906 Photo by Bob Campbell

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Collection sheets by Jany Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Deistel's Liparis [German Collector of type early 1900's]

Flower Size .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm]

Found in the Gulf of Guinea Islands, Cameroon, Gabon, Rwanda, Zaire, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania on mossy banks and in moss on tree ferns and trees as well as rocks often near rivers at elevations of 1700 to 2750 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a creeping rhizome with 1.6 to 4.8" [4 to 12 cm] between each fleshy, cylindrical pseudobulb carrying 3, light green, thin, ovate to oblong-lanceolate, lightly plicate, crisped margins, acute, gradually narrowing below into the sheathing base leaves that blooms in the later spring on a terminal, erect, to 4.4" [11 cm] long, 2 to 12 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Liparis odontochilos Summerh. 1951

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 as Liparis odontochilos photo fide; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Cribb 1984 drawing fide; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing fide; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999; Field Guide to Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb & Rasmussen 2004 photo fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlachetko etal 2010 drawing hmm