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 Hot Warm Summer Fall

Common Name The Three Petaled Disperis

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the Comoros, Mauritius, Rodrigues, Reunion, Seychelles and Madagascar in the understory of semi dry forests or rarely in humid forests at elevations around 400 to 1000 meters as a hot to warm growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 3, opposite, coradte, obtuse to acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer and fall 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 1939/81 as D alfzelii; Flora Of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Philipp Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo ?; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;