Disperis perrieri Schltr. 1913

Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Perrier's Disperis [French Botanist in Madagascar 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in northern Madagascar in damp woodlands among lichens in humus at elevations of 1000 to 2250 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial or occasional epiphyte with an erect stem carrying 2 to 4, irregularily and distantly spaced along the stem, dull medium green with a paler median nerve above, reddish beneath, lanceolate, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Madagascar Perrier 1939 drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Philipp Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009