AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Disperis cardiophora Harv., Thes. Cap. 2: 4 (1863).
Description:

Plants to 260 mm. Leaf 1, basal, subrotund, 10-17 × 8-19 mm. Flowers mostly 6-20 in secund raceme, greenish-white to pink; median sepal saccate, 3-4 × 3-4 mm, laterals ovate, 4-5 × 2.5-3 mm; petals oblong, 4 × 2-3 mm; lip blade triangular, 1.7 mm long, appendage triangular, pubescent.
Habitat:

In montane or subalpine grassland, in seepage areas and near water courses at 500-2500 m. Flowering mainly from December to February.
Distribution:

South Africa (Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga).

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