AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Disperis Oppositifolia Group
Description:

Glabrous herbs with opposite leaves. Hood shallow or deep, lateral sepals free or joined in their lower part; lip appendage of two forwardcurved, reflexed or decurved narrow processes, usually pubescent throughout, blade narrowly triangular or lorate, unstalked and without an apical callus. Rostellum arms simple where known.
Distribution:

Madagascar, Mascarenes and Comores.
Species:

Disperis ciliata Bosser NW. & NE. Madagascar.
Disperis latigaleata H.Perrier ESE. & SE. Madagascar.
Disperis oppositifolia Sm. W. Indian Ocean.
Disperis oppositifolia var. mascarenensis Bosser Réunion, Mauritius.
Disperis oppositifolia var. oppositifolia W. Indian Ocean.
Disperis similis Schltr. N. & C. Madagascar.
Disperis trilineata Schltr. Comoros, N. Madagascar.

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