Liparis mulindana Schltr.

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Liparis mulindana

Habit
Miombo woodland
Mutuwili Farm, Kabwe Distr.
Jan 2022
Photo: C. Conradie

Liparis mulindana

Miombo woodland
Mutuwili Farm, Kabwe Distr.
Jan 2022
Photo: C. Conradie

Liparis mulindana

Miombo woodland
Mutuwili Farm, Kabwe Distr.
Jan 2022
Photo: C. Conradie

Liparis mulindana

Habit
Lightly wooded seepage dambo grassland
Saise Valley, Kalambo Farm, Mbala Distr.
Dec 2019
Photo: C. Conradie

Liparis mulindana

Lightly wooded seepage dambo grassland
Saise Valley, Kalambo Farm, Mbala Distr.
Dec 2019
Photo: C. Conradie

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Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Dwarf terrestrial herb growing from a short fleshy rhizome; leaf solitary, basal, appressed to the ground, up to 6 x 5 cm, ovate to orbicular, cordate at base with 8-9 deeply impressed veins, deep olive green with a reddish tinge above and deep purple below; inflorescence up to 15 cm long, 4-8 flowered; peduncle 8-12 cm long, reddish-green with 2-3 narrow acuminate reddish bracts c. 5 mm long; flowers dull reddish and green towards the centre; pedicel and ovary 5-8 mm long, winged; bracts 4-5 mm long, narrowly triangular, acuminate, purple; dorsal sepal erect, 6-10 x 1-1.5 mm, linear and fleshy; lateral sepals 6-7 x 3-4 mm, obovate, falcate, joined at first but later separating, projecting forwards with the tips curled down and lying below the lip; petals 6-11 mm long and less than 1 mm wide, linear, fleshy, deflexed or spreading; lip 8 x 4-5 mm, geniculate, constricted after a broadly auriculate base then c. heart-shaped, concave with a fleshy disk in the centre; slightly emarginate at the apex.
Type location:
Tanzania
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: mulindana: for the Mulinda Forest, in southern Tanzania where the type specimen was collected
Habitat: Brachystegia woodland, often on stony hill sides
Altitude range: 1100 - 1600 m
Flowering time:Jan - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Gabon, DRC, Burundi and Tanzania south through Zambia and Malawi to Zimbabwe
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): Nw,N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 31 May 2022
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 329. (Includes a picture).

Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 66.

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 84.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 279.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 176. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 97.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 122.

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 114 - 115. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Liparis mulindana.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=118070, retrieved 13 August 2022

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