Disperis aphylla Kraenzl. ex De Wild. & T.Durand 1899 Photo by Williamson

Full shadeCool LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Leafless Disperis

Flower Size

Found in Uganda, Cameroon, Zaire, Congo, Angola, Malawi, Zambia, Kenya and Tanzania in leaf litter on mossy rocks or on fallen tree trunks in very deeply shaded montane evergreen forests as a miniature to just small sized, cool growing terrestrial with 2 opposite or if more subopposite leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall o nan erect, to 6.4" [to 16 cm] long, more or less three flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Disperis aphylla subsp. bifolia Verdc. 1968; Disperis aphylla var. bifolia (Verdc.) Szlach. & Olszewski 1998

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo fide; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing hmm; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995 as D aphylla subsp bifolia drawing fide;