AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Ypsilopus liae Delep. & J.-P.Lebel, Taxonomania 2: 8 (2001).
Description:
Plants erect. Leaves broader than those of Ypsilopus longifolius. Inflorescences usually several, pendent, 10-30 cm long, 2- to 17-flowered. Flowers white, small; sepals and petals small; lip broad, suborbicular, 9 mm long, 8 mm wide; spur pinkish, 3 cm long.
Etymplogy:
Dedicated to the memory of Lia Packet (1932-1989), wife of the collector Gilbert Delepierre.
Habitat:
Epiphyte in forest; 1850-2100 m; flowering in March.
Cultivation:
As given for the genus.
Distribution:
SW. Rwanda
References:
WCSP (2017). 'World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. 15.03.2017; http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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