Liparis rungweensis Schltr. 1915

L rupicola TYPE Drawing Photo by Cribb/Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Cold Summer

Common Name The Mt Rungwe Liparis [A mountain in Tanzania]

Flower Size

Found in Tanzania and Zambia in upland grasslands usually in rocky places at elevations of 1600 to 3000 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial or lithophyte with subterraean pseudobulbs carrying 2, arising at ground level, slightly coriaceous, ovate, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, 1.6 to to 2.6" [4 to 6.5 cm] long, subtended by a solitary sheath, more or less 10 flowered inflorescence with acuminate, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Liparis rupicola Schltr. 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Vol 2 Cribb 1984; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995