Liparis bowkeri Harv.

Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images (15)

Liparis bowkeri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Globe Rock, Vumba

Liparis bowkeri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castleburn Cliffs, Vumba

Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Synonyms: Liparis neglecta Schltr.
Common names:
Status: Native
Terrestrial herb. Pseudobulbs conical. Leaves 2-5, lanceolate to ovate, strongly ribbed, thinly textured. Inflorescence lax. Flowers yellow-green to yellow, turning orange with age.
Derivation of specific name: bowkeri: after J.H. Bowker (1822-1900), South African Naturalist who sent a living plant to Kew Botanic Gardens in England.
Habitat: In Brachystegia woodland, riverine and evergreen forest, growing in leaflitter, occasionally lithophytic or epiphytic on tree trunks or dead logs.
Altitude range: (metres) 1100 - 2200 m
Flowering time:Jan - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Burundi, DRC, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species

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. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 37.

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 96 - 97. (Includes a picture).

Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 66.

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 84. As Liparis neglecta

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 276 - 277. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Pages 80 - 81. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 175. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 96.

McMurtry, D., Grobler, L., Grobler, J. & Burns, S. (2008). Field Guide to the ORCHIDS of Northern South Africa and Swaziland Umdaus Press, PO Box 11059 Hatfield 0028 South Africa Pages 298 - 299. (Includes a picture).

Moriarty, A. (1975). Wild Flowers of Malawi Purnell & sons Cape Town. Pages 57 - 58. as Liparis neglecta (Includes a picture).

Morris, B. (1967). The epiphytic orchids of Soche Mountain. Historic and Scientific Society of Malawi Journal 20(2) Page 31. As Liparis neglecta

Morris, B. (1970). Epiphytic Orchids of Malawi The Society of Malawi Pages 37 - 38. As Liparis neglecta (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 122.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 242 - 243. (Includes a picture).

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1976). A Provisional Checklist of the Orchidaceae of Mozambique South African Journal of Botany 42(4) Page 391. as Liparis neglecta

Stewart, J. & Campbell, B. (1996). Orchids of Kenya Timber Press Inc, Portland Oregon, USA ISBN0-88192-357-5 Pages 48 - 49. (Includes a picture).

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Page 113. as Liparis neglecta (Includes a picture).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 84.

Other sources of information about Liparis bowkeri:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Liparis bowkeri
Flora of Malawi: Liparis bowkeri
Flora of Mozambique: Liparis bowkeri
Flora of Zambia: Liparis bowkeri

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Liparis bowkeri
African Plant Database: Liparis bowkeri
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Liparis bowkeri
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Liparis bowkeri
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Liparis bowkeri
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Liparis bowkeri
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Liparis bowkeri
JSTOR Plant Science: Liparis bowkeri
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Liparis bowkeri
Plants of the World Online: Liparis bowkeri
Tropicos: Liparis bowkeri
Wikipedia: Liparis bowkeri

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Liparis bowkeri., retrieved 20 April 2024

Site software last modified: 26 March 2018 2:01pm (GMT +2)
Terms of use