Liparis epiphytica Schltr. 1905

Inflorescence and Plant Photos by Murielle Simo-Droissart and Her West African Orchid Website

Part shadeCool Cold

Common Name or Meaning The Epiphytic Liparis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Rwanda, Zaire and Uganda in large forest trees at elevations of 1000 to 2500 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphytic orchid with clustered ovoid, partially enveloped below by a single, small sheath and carrying 1 to 2, apical, parallel sided, basally tapering, apically bilobed, with an abaxial keel that ends in an hooked apiculum leaves that blooms on a terminal erect, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Liparis lloydii Rolfe 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidacea Part 2 Cribb 1984; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlachetko etal 2010 drawing good