Disperis erucifera H.Perrier 1936

Photo by Lasndy Rita and The Natusfera Website

Plant and Flowers in situ Madagascar

Flower Closeup

Photos by Bardot & Vaucoulon and Mobot Madagascar Photo List

Full shade Hot Spring Summer

Common Name The Catepillar Bearing Disperis [refers to the lip being cattepilar like in shape]

Flower Size .4" [1cm]

Found in northwestern Madagascar on calcareous rocks and in limestone crevasses in deep shade and leaf detrius at elevations of 30 to 350 meters as a small sized, hot growing lithophtye or terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 2 to 3, distant, sessile, ovate to lanceolate, acute to apiculate, dark green with 3 white-pink lateral veined above and violet below leaves that blooms in the spring through summer on an erect, terminal, several flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 drawing/photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;