Disperis micrantha Lindl. 1839

Inflorescence Photos by Rogier van Vugt and His Orchids in The Collection Webpage

Full shadeCold EARLYFall

Common NameThe Small Flowered Disperis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Zimbabwe, Cape Province, Natal, Swaziland and Transvaal South Africa in shady spots on forest floors at elevations of 450 to 1800 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, slender, glabrous stem carrying 2 to 3 well spaced, broadly cordate, apiculate leaves that blooms in the early fall on an erect, to 6" [15 cm] long, few [2 to 7] flowered infloresccence with color variable flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008 photos fide; Terrestrial African Orchids, A select Review John S. Ball 2009 drawing fide