Disperis trilineata Schltr. 1924

Drawing courtesy of Dominique Karadjoff and his Madagascar Orchid Website

Common Name The Three Lined Disperis

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in the Comoros Islands and Madagascar in moist forests in humus at elevations of 200 to 400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 2, opposite, 2/3's the way up the stem, ovate, acute, dull green above with 3 main rose-pink veins, red purple beneath, abruptly narrowing into the shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, 1" [2.5 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence.


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