Disperis similis Schltr. 1924

Drawing by Dominique Karadjoff and his Madagascar Orchid Website


Common Name The Similar Disperis [refers to its similarity to D trilineata and D oppositifolia]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in northern and central Madagascar in mossy forests in humus in shade at elevations of 1100 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying above the middle, 2, opposite, dull green above with 3 main rose-pink veins, red-purple beneath, assymetrically ovate, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, erect, .1.2" [3 cm] long, 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 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;