Disperis ankarensis H.Perrier 1939 Photos by Bardot & Vaucoulon and Mobot Madagascar Photo List

Full shade Hot EARLY Summer

Common Name The Ankara Disperis [refers to an area in the northwest of Madagascar]

Flower Size .6" [1.5cm]

Found in northwestern Madagascar in semi-dry forests on calcareous rocks in leaf detrius at elevations of to 300 meters as a small sized, hot growing lithophtye or terrestrial with 2 ovoid, pubescent tubers giving rise to an erect stem carrying 2 to 3, in the upper half of the stem, distant, widely lanceolate-linear, gradually but obviously attenuate from the base to the apex, obtuse, basally clasping, 5 veined, reticulate, oblique and elongated leaves that blooms in the early summer on an erect, terminal, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009