Disperis kilimanjarica Rendle 1895 Photo by Bob Campbell and the Orchids of Kenya ,

Deep Shade Cool ColdSpring Fall

Common Name The Kilamanjaro Disperis

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia in dense shade of lower montane evergreen forests mostly on low, heavily mossy branches low to ground at elevations of 2100 to 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with underground tubers giving rise to 2, alternate, codate, basally sheathed leaves that blooms on a short, erect, single flowered inflorescence arising from a leaf-like bract.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996 Flora of Tropical East Africa Summerhayes 1968; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing hmm; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996

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