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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Liparis

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Orchidaceae

About 250 species (cosmopolitan), with nine species native to southern Africa. An additional three species are cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Liparis bowkeri

Liparis capensis


Liparis chimanimaniensis

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Liparis hemipilioides

Recorded from Mozambique.


Liparis latialata

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Liparis mulindana

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Liparis nervosa

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Liparis odontochilos


Liparis remota


Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Liparis nugentiae

Native to Australia.


Liparis stricklandiana

[= Liparis griffithii]

Native to eastern Himalayas.


Liparis viridifolia

Native from India to South-East Asia.