Disperis hildebrandtii Rchb.f. 1878

Photos by Etienne Vennetier and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name Hildebrandt's Disperis [German Orchid Collector in Madgascar and East Africa 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in the Comoros [Mayotte] and Madagascar in humid to semi-dry woodlands and forests at elevations of 90 to 1400 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with an erect, stem carrying in the upper half, 3, lanceolate, acute, cordate, basally clasping, dark green with white lines above, reddish purple beneath leaves that blooms in the mid winter through summer on an erect, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing ok; The Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb and Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #6 2015 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 81 #3 2017 photo hmm; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;