Disperis paludosa Harv. ex Lindl. 1842 SUBGENUS Disperis Photo by Marland Holderness and his Flickr Website

Botanical Drawing Drawing by Harry Bolus

Part Sun Cold Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Pale Disperis

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found insouthern and southeastern Cape Province South Africa in marshy restio-veld at elevations of 600 to 1800 meters as a slender, medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with 2 to 4 linear, erect leaves that blooms in the spring through early summer on an erect, terminal, to 16" [to 40 cm] long, laxly 1 to 5 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzwell 1999 photo fide;

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