Disperis bodkinii Bolus 1896 SUBGENUS Disperis Photo by Kurzweil

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Harry Bolus and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common NameBodkin's Disperis [South African Plant Collector late 1800's early 1900's]

Flower Size .25" [6.1 mm] wide

Found in southwestern Cape Province South Africa in fynbos and montane grasslands at elevations of 25 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a slemnder, erect stem carrying 2, cauline, ovate to suborbicular, acute, sheath and margins slightly pubescent leaves that blooms in the late fall and winter on a terminal, erect, .8 to 2" [2 to 5 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Schelpe, Linder and Hall 1982; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photo fide;