Liparis tridens Kraenzl. 1900

Inflorescence and Plant in situ Cameroon Photos by Vincent Droissart and His West African Orchid Website

Part shadeWarm Cool LATESpring

Common Name or Meaning The Three Toothed Liparis

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi in rainforests at elevations around 900 to 1800 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slightly swollen basally, ovoid, fresh green pseudobulbs carrying to 7, distichously arranged, smaller below larger above, oblong-lanceolate, very undulate margined leaves that blooms in the late spring on a terminal, terete, light green, 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] long, to 20 closely spaced flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Liparis hallei Szlach 1996; Liparis winkleri Schltr.1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968; Malawi Orchids Vol 1 La Croix 1983; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidacea Part 2 1984; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995; African Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 photo/drawing fide; Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlatcheko etal. 2010 drawing fide