AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Disperis subgen. Disperis, subgen. nov.
Description:

Glabrous or hairy herbs. Leaves mostly alternate, very rarely basal, opposite or absent.Median sepal mostly ovate or lanceolate and galeate, lateral sepals almost always free; lip appendage entire but sometimes apically bifid, often hairy or papillate. Rostellum arms mostly twisted. Pollen rugulate.
Distribution:

Thirty species, mainly in southern Africa but ranging into the tropics of Africa and Madagascar.