Disperis concinna Schltr. 1895 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Color form Photo by Kurzweil

Part SunColdSummer

Common Name The 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.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo ok; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzwell 1999 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 3 2007 photo fide; 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; Orchid Digest Vol 77 #3 2013 photo fide;