Liparis chimanimaniensis G.Will., Pl. Syst. Evol. 142: 153 (1983).
Dwarf terrestrial herb, usually less than 5 cm tall; pseudobulbs 7 mm long, ellipsoid. Leaves 2, sometimes 1, c. 3.5 × 1 cm, narrowly elliptical or lanceolate, erect. Peduncle without bracts; inflorescence laxly c. 4-flowered.Flowers semi-erect, green, the lip brown with a yellow margin. Ovary and pedicel slender, 5 mm long. Dorsal sepal 4–5 × 0.5–1 mm, linear, curved; lateral sepals spreading, 4–5 × 0.8–1.5 mm, obliquely lanceolate, subacute. Petals 5–6 × 0.3–0.7 mm, narrowly linear, reflexed. Lip 3–4 × 1.5–2 mm, stiff, porrect, with 2 prominent veins running the length of the upper surface, and with 2 calli 0.5 mm high at the base; margin of epichile minutely serrate. Column curved, 2–3 mm long.
Well drained rocky slopes in montane zone c. 7000 ft.
As given for the genus.
Zimbabwe (Chimanimani Mts.)
Flora Zambesiaca, Vol 11, Part 1, (1995) Author: I. la Croix and P.J. Cribb; New Liparis Species (Orchidaceae) from South Central and East Africa Graham Williamson, Plant Systematics and Evolution, Vol. 142, No. 3/4 (1983), pp. 149-156; ENDEMIC PLANT SPECIES OF ZIMBABWE ANTHONY MAPAURA, Kirkia, Vol. 18, No. 1 (2002), pp. 117-149
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