AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Disperis nitida Summerh., Kew Bull. 11: 222 (1956).
Description:
Plants 120-500 mm. Leaves 2, opposite, ovate, 15-70 × 12-60 mm. Flowers 1-5, white; median sepal narrowly lanceolate, to 12.5 mm long, hood narrow, lateral sepals semi-ovate, free, 11 × 3.7- 6 mm; petals C-shaped with large anterior lobes; lip blade linear, pendent, hirsute, appendage as two, bilobed lobes, papillose.
Habitat:
In deep shade in montane forests at 1800- 2200 m, sometimes also as a low-level epiphyte. Flowering in September.
Distribution:
Cameroon.