AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Disperis dicerochila Summerh., Hooker's Icon. Pl. 33: t. 3272 (1935).
Description:

Plants 60-260 mm. Leaves 2, opposite, ovate, 15-55 × 10-40 mm. Flowers 1-3, white and pink; median sepal linear-lanceolate, 7-11 mm long, hood boat-shaped, lateral sepals ovate-lanceolate, 7-10 × 4-8 mm, free; petals elliptic, 7-10 × 3.5- 4 mm; lip 7-9 mm long, blade lorate and pointing forwards, appendage of two forked lobes.
Habitat:

On mossy branches and rocks in rainforests and plantations at elevations of 1600 to 2830 meters.
Distribution:

Ethiopia to S. Trop. Africa