Disperis leuconeura Schltr. 1915

Drawing by John S Ball and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Collection sheet

Specimen by Stolz and JSTOR Plant Sciences Website

deep shade Warm LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The White Nerved Disperis

Flower Size

Found in Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe in leaf litter in evergreen forests at elevations around 450 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature to just small sized, warm growing terrestrial with globose, more or less hairy tubers with 2, opposite, dark green with silvery-pink veins above, marron-red beneath, clasping base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 1 Summerhayes 1968 drawing ok; The Epiphytic Orchids of Malawi Morris 1970; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing hmm; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 OrchidaceaePart 1 Pope 1995 drawing hmm;