Liparis mulindana Schltr. 1915 TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade warm Cool MID TO LATE Winter

Common Name The Mulinda Liparis [an area near lake Malawi in Tanzania]

Flower Size

Found in Gabon, Burundi, Zaire, Tanzania Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe in forests at elevations around 900 to 1225 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a subterranean, fleshy rhizome giving rise to a single [rarely 2] adpressed tothe growung, orbicular to cordate, coriaceous, entire to slightly crinkled margin, deep green above, purplish beneath leaf that blooms in the mid to later winter on an erect, terminal, 6" [15 cm] long, laxly 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence carrying pinkish mauve to greenish purple flowers.

The orchid is distinguished by the relatively narrow, oblong-obovate to obovate-subrectangular lip with prominent basal auricles

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlatchetko 2010 drawing fide

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