AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Liparis goodyeroides Schltr., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 38: 152 (1906).
Heterotypic Synonyms:
Liparis joannis-kornasii Szlach., Fragm. Florist. Geobot., Suppl. 2(1): 211 (1993).
Description:
Lithophyte without pseudobulbs and a creeping, elongating, leafy in the apical part stems carrying 5 to 13, spirally arranged along the stem, broadly to ovate-lanceolate, acute, thin, delicate, spreading, petiolate base leaves that blooms mostly in the spring on an erect, terminal, 3 to 4.5 cm long, rachis narrowly winged, rather dense, subcorymbose, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence carrying small, green pink to green purple flowers often with a purple lip.
Habitat:
Islands in forests, gallery swamp forests and hillsides with rocky soils at elevations around 500 to 1000 meters.
Distribution:
Guinea to Liberia, São Tomé, Príncipe, SW. Cameroon
References:
Orchidaceae of Central West Africa Vol 2 Szlatchenko 2010