Disperis togoensis Schltr. 1905 Photo by Maxime Seleck and The Copperflora Website

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Part Shade Warm Cool LATERSummer

Common Name The Togo Disperis

Flower Size

Found in Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Zaire, Uganda Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique at elevations of 900 to 1050 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with densely hairy, elongate-ovoid to ellipsoidal tubers giving rise to 1 to 3, alternate, sessile, ovate to almost round, obtuse to acute, cordate, crimson-purple beneath, white venation leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence with leaf-like, ovate to ovate-lanceolate,obtuse to acute bracts

Synonyms Disperis atacorensis A.Chev. 1920; Disperis cardiopetala Summerh. 1935; Disperis cordata Summerh.1933;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Historie Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822 as Dryopeia discolor drawing fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Vol 1 Summerhayes 1968 drawing ok; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995 drawing fide