Liparis latialata Mansf. 1935 Photo by Williamson

Drawing Drawing by J S Ball and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool LATE Spring

Common Name The Broad Winged Liparis

Flower Size

Found in Zaire, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe in mist forests, riverine forests and in marshy ground in leaf molds at elevations around 1000 to 1150 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with a shallowly buried rhizome giving rise to erect, green, fleshy, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3 large, membraneous, deep green, cordate, with entire, sometimes crisped margins, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring on an erect, shorter to equal to the length of the leaves, subumbellate, 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Vol Vol 2 Cribb 1984; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995; Terrestrial African Orchids A Select Review JS Ball 2009 drawing fide;