AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Liparis clareae var. angustifolia H.Perrier ex Hermans, Orchids Madagascar, ed. 2: 289 (2007).
Heterotypic Synonyms:
Liparis cardiophylla var. angustifolia H.Perrier, Notul. Syst. (Paris) 5: 244 (1936), nom. inval.
Description:
Differing from the type by the narrower leaves (5.5-7 x 2-2.3 cm.), flowers being less numerous (3-5); the sepals longer (10-11 mm.); the petals 2 veined; the labellum larger (8 x 6.5 mm.), limbus rectangular, provided basally with a projecting callus. 0.8 mm. tall and notched apically; the column taller (5.5 mm.) and the anther smaller, beak wider and more obtuse.
Habitat:
Terrestrials, in eastern forests, from 700m. alt.
Phenology:
Flowering in February.
Cultivation:
As given for the genus.
Distribution:
EC. Madagascar
References:
Flora of Madagascar: vascular plants: 49th family, Orchids / by H. Perrier de La Bathie; published under the auspices of the government of Madagascar and under the direction of H. Humbert; English revision and translation by Steven D. Beckman
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