Liparis platyglossa Schltr. 1906

Inflorescence and Plant in situ Cameroon Photos by Vincent Droissart and His West African Orchid Website

Part shadeCool

Common Name or Meaning The Broad Tongued Liparis

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Zaire and Uganda in rainforests at elevations around 1300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with clustered, ovoid to conical-fusiform pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 4 apical, narrowly ovate to ovate to rarely elliptic, acute to shortly acuminate, suberect, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, 2 to 3.6" [5 to 9 cm] long, rather densely 4 to 10 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate bracts.

Synonyms Liparis hallei Szlach 1996; Liparis winkleri Schltr.1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidacea Part 2 1984; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlatchecko 2010 drawing fide;