Disperis woodii Bolus 1885 Photo by M J O'Connor

Side View of Flower

Photo by H Kurzweil

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Harry Bolus and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Wood's Disperis [South African Botanist late 1800's early 1900's]

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in Natal South Africa in grasslands often on steep slopes at elevations of sea-level to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with 2 closely alternate to subopposite, , dark green with silver venation, ovate, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, terminal, red, .6 to 1.2" [1.5 to 3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Disperis stenoglossa Schltr. 1895

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