Liparis nervosa (Thunb.) Lindl.

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Liparis nervosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba Rd before Westaway

Liparis nervosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba Rd before Westaway

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Synonyms: Liparis guineensis Lindl.
Liparis rufina (Ridl.) Rolfe
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Terrestrial herb, up to 40 cm tall, with ovoid pseudobulbs mostly underground. Leaves 2-3, basal, lanceolate to ovate, ribbed. Inflorescence densely many-flowered. Flowers small, 6 mm across, green to yellow-green with a deep purple-brown lip.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: nervosa: nerved
Habitat: A species of Brachystegia woodland, grassland and riverine fringes. It is occasionally found in exotic plantations.
Altitude range: (metres) 500 - 1700 m
Flowering time:Jan - Feb
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 329.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 279 - 281. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 177. (Includes a picture).


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Liparis nervosa
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West African Plants database: Liparis nervosa


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Liparis nervosa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=118080, retrieved 25 July 2016

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