Liparis bowkeri Harv.

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Liparis bowkeri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Globe Rock, Vumba

Liparis bowkeri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castleburn Cliffs, Vumba

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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
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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. (Includes a picture).

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.

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).

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).

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

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

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Liparis bowkeri
African Plant Database: Liparis bowkeri
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Liparis bowkeri
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Liparis bowkeri
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Liparis bowkeri
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Liparis bowkeri
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Liparis bowkeri
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Liparis bowkeri
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Liparis bowkeri
Ispot Southern Africa: Liparis bowkeri
JSTOR Plant Science: Liparis bowkeri
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Liparis bowkeri
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Liparis bowkeri
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Liparis bowkeri
The Plant List (version 1.1): Liparis bowkeri
Tropicos: Liparis bowkeri

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Liparis bowkeri., retrieved 22 July 2019

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