Disperis tripetaloides (Thouars) Lindl. 1839

Plant and Flowers in situ Reunion Photo by © François Vandeschricke and The Orchidees de Reunion Website

Side View of Flower Photo by © Fred Henze

Full Shade ColdSpring

Common Name The Three Petaled Disperis

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the Comoros, Mauritius, Rodrigues, Reunion, Seychelles and Madagascar at elevations around 400 meters as a hot growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 3, opposite, coradte, obtuse to acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Disperis afzelii Schltr. 1918; Dryopeia tripetaloides Thouars 1822; Dryorkis tridris Thouars 1822

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Historie Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822 as Dryopeia tripetaloides drawing fide; Flora Of Madagascar Perrier 1939; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Philipp Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo ?

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