Disperis erucifera H.Perrier 1936

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 szied, 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

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1936/81 drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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