Liparis platyglossa Schltr., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 38: 152 (1906).
Heterotypic Synonyms:
Liparis winkleri Schltr., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 38: 153 (1906).
Liparis hallei Szlach., Orchidee (Hamburg), Suppl. 3: 43 (1996).
An epiphyte. Pseudobulbs 2 x 1.5 mm, ovoid, forming clumps. Leaves two to four, 6-8 x 2-3 cm, elliptic or ovate, with a short, sheathing petiole. Inflorescences to 10 cm long, fairly densely 10-flowered. Flowers Jeep purple, or greenish-white, the lip with purple veins. Dorsal sepal 15 x 4 mm, erect; lateral sepals projecting forwards under the lip, joined for half to three-quarters of their length, 12-14 x 5-10 mm, obliquely ovate. Petals 13-15 mm long, narrowly linear. Lip 8-12 x 11-15 mm, transversely bilobed with an apicule between the lobes and a bifid callus at the base. Column arched, 5 mm long.
Epiphytic in rainforest, 600-1300 m.
Potted in a standard bark mix at intermediate to warm temperatures, moderate shade, high humidity while in growth, but much drier while resting. This species not seem to like being divided.
W. Trop. Africa to Uganda
Flora of West Tropical Africa, Vol 3, Part 1; African Orchids: XXIX V. S. Summerhayes, Kew Bulletin, Vol. 17, No. 3 (1964), pp. 511-561; Botanisches Zentralblatt; [jahrg. 28, bd. 104 (1907)]: Page 534
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