Liparis platyglossa Schltr. 1906

Inflorescence and Plant in situ Cameroon

Photos by Vincent Droissart and His West African Orchid Website

Part shadeCool LATERSpring EARLIER Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Broad Tongued Liparis

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Zaire and Uganda in rainforests at elevations around 1300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with clustered, ovoid to conical-fusiform pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 4 apical, narrowly ovate to ovate to rarely elliptic, acute to shortly acuminate, suberect, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring and earlier summer on a terminal, erect, 2 to 3.6" [5 to 9 cm] long, rather densely 4 to 10 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate bracts.

Synonyms Liparis hallei Szlach 1996; Liparis winkleri Schltr.1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidacea Part 2 1984; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 photo/drawing fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlatchecko 2010 drawing fide;