Disperis villosa (L.f.) Sw. 1800 SUBGENUS Disperis

Plants and Flowers in situ South Africa

Colony of Plants and Flowers in situ South Africa Photos by Tyrone Genade

Plants and Flowers in situ South Africa Photo by Cameron McMaster

FragrantFull SunCold Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Hirsute Disperis - Moederkappie - Oumakappie - Babakappie

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in southern Cape Provine South Africa on clay and granite soils at elevations of 20 to 210 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with 2 cauline, alternate, elliptic to subrotund, sometimes pubescent on margins and beneath leaves that blooms in the late winter on a terminal, erect, pilose, single to 3 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute, pubescent bracts and carries sweetly scented flowers

Synonyms *Arethusa villosa L.f.1782; Dipera villosa (L.f.) Spreng. 1826

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzwell 1999;

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