Disperis saxicola Schltr. 1924

Drawing by Perrier


Common Name The Rock Living Disperis

Flower Size

Found in north central and southeastern Madagascar on shady rocks in humus in dense forests at elevations of 400 to 1000 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with 2 elongate tubers giving rise to a bare stem in the lower third and above carrying 3 alternate, small, oval-acute, rounded to slightly cordate basally, 5 to 7 veined, , the lowermost shortly petiolate, the others basally clasping leaves that blooms in the later summer, fall and winter on an erect, 1.6 to 2.4" " [4 to 6 cm] long, 3 to 5 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; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;