Disperis concinna Schltr. 1895 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Part SunColdSummer

Common NameThe Elegant Disperis

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Zimbabwe, Natal and Transvaal South Africa in moist submontane open grasslands at elevations of 1600 to 2200 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 1 to 4, alternate, erect, sessile, elliptic to lanceolate, leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, racemose, 3.2" to 6" [8 to 15 cm] long, 1 to 5 flowered inflorescence

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo ok; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 3 2007 photo; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008 photos fide; Terrestrial African Orchids, A select Review John S. Ball 2009 drawing fide

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