AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Disperis Capensis group
Description:

Hirsute herb. Leaves two, alternate. Median sepal ovate and deeply galeate, laterals free, all three with long caudae; lip claw reflexed but soon curved forwards, terminating in a tapering lorate blade, appendage lorate.
Distribution:

South-western South Africa.
Species:

Disperis capensis (L.) Sw. SW. & S. Cape Prov.
Disperis capensis var. brevicaudata Rolfe SW. & S. Cape Prov.
Disperis capensis var. capensis. SW. & S. Cape Prov.

World Checklist of Monocotyledons. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.kew.org/wcsp/monocots/ accessed 1/10/2010