AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Disperis elaphoceras Verdc., Kew Bull. 41: 54 (1986).
Description:

Plants 70-170 mm. Leaves 2, opposite, ovate, 13-30 × 7-16 mm. Flowers 1-2, pink; median sepal narrowly elliptic, 6 × 1.9 mm, hood deep, lateral sepals elliptic, 6.1 × 3.3 mm; petals rhomboid, 6.9 × 4.8 mm; lip almost free from gynostemium, blade lorate, glabrous, appendage of two bilobed lobes, papillose.
Habitat:

On damp mossy rocks, at 1300- 1700 m; flowering in September.
Distribution:

Very local in Tanzania.