Liparis remota J.Stewart & Schelpe 1981 Photo by , Judd Kirkell and Operation Wildflower Website

Drawing Drawing by , L S Davis


Common Name The Remote Liparis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southern Cape Province, Natal and Swaziland South Africa in forests at elevations of 400 to 1400 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial, epiphyte or lithophyte with 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] between each, erect, swollen, conical to ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 3, elliptic, gradually narrowing below into the narrow sheathing base leaves that blooms in the late spring through early fall on a terminal, erect, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 5 1981 drawing/photo fide; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo good; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 drawing fide/photo good; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008 photos