Disperis bolusiana Schltr 1898 SUBGENUS Disperis Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Part sun CoolLATE Winter EARLYSpring

Common Name Bolus' Dispersis [South African Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in SW Cape Province, South Africa in fynbos at elevations of 60 to 480 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with 2 to 3 cauline, pubescent, alternate, ovate leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, terminal, single flowered inflorescence..

The species in the photo is D bolusiana subsp macrocorys.

Synonyms Disperis bolusiana Schltr. subsp. macrocorys ( Rolfe ) J.C.Manning 1990; Disperis macrocorys Rolfe 1913; Disperis purpurata var. parviflora Bolus 1885

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 as D macrocorys; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzwell 1999

Part shadeHot Warm Summer

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