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:
Status: Native
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.
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
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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. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 177. (Includes a picture).


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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., retrieved 29 June 2016

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