AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Disperis Cardiophora Group
Description:

Glabrous herbs. Leaf one, either basal or halfway up stem. Median sepal ovate or lanceolate, hooded, laterals free; lip claw slightly recurved, blade triangular or lorate, slightly convex, appendage oblong or triangular.
Distribution:

South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Species:

Disperis cardiophora Harv. S. Africa.
Disperis lindleyana Rchb.f. Zimbabwe to S. Africa.
Disperis renibractea Schltr. S. Africa.

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