Disperis cordata Sw. 1800

Photo by © P. Bernet and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Plant and Flowers in situ Reunion Photo by © François Vandeschricke and The Orchidees de Reunion Website

Common Name The Cordate Disperis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm] wide

Found in Mauritius, Reunion and Madagascar? as a miniature sized terrestrial with 4 or so, well spaced up the stem, grading smaller above, cordate, dark green, mid rib whitish, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal erect, 2 to few flowered inflorescence with horizantally held flowers.

Synonyms Arethusa cordata (Sw.) Poir. 1811; Disperis discolor (Thouars) Frapp. ex Cordem. 1895; Dryopeia discolor Thouars 1822; Dryorkis erythrodrys Thouars 1822

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Historie Particuliere des Plantes Orchidees Recueillies Sur Trois Iles Australes D'Afrique Thouars as Dryopeia discolor drawing good