Disperis falcatipetala P.J.Cribb & la Croix 2002

Drawing courtesy of Dominique Karadjoff and his Madagascar Orchid Website

Common Name The Falcate Petal Disperis

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in northern Madagascar in ridge-top montane forests at elevations of 1700 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with 3, distant, suberect to spreading, ovate, obtuse, green with purple markings leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, clustered, few flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb and Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009