AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Disperis kerstenii Rchb.f., Otia Bot. Hamburg.: 102 (1881).
Description:

Plants 150-300 mm. Leaves 2, opposite, ovate, 32-39 × 20-24 mm. Flowers 2-4, pink; median sepal linear, forming curved ascending spur 8- 12 mm long together with petals, lateral sepals obovate, 9 × 5-7.5 mm, free; petals with long posterior lobe, and apical and basal anterior lobes, shortly clawed; lip about 9-13 mm long, blade descending, oblong, appendage of two narrow bifurcate lobes.
Habitat:

In humus or moss on rocks on the floor of evergreen forests from 1350 to 2250 m. Flowering from April to August.
Distribution:

Tanzania.