AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Disperis lindleyana Rchb.f., Flora 48: 181 (1865).
Description:
Plants to 300 mm. Leaf 1, half way up stem, ovate, about 20-55 × 13-40 mm. Flowers 1-4, white; median sepal hooded, lanceolate, 9 × 5 mm, laterals ovate, 10-12 × 4-7 mm; petals clawed, oblong, 6-7 × 3-4 mm; lip blade oblong, appendage oblong, ascending, apically pubescent.
Habitat:
Evergreen forest, in forest-floor leaf litter, also in pine plantations 1650–2000 m.
Distribution:
Zimbabwe to S. Africa

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disperis lindleyana kologha forest stutterheim 11dec disperis lindleyana kologha forest 15jan08 036 disperis lindleyana kologha forest 15jan08 039 disperis lindleyana kologha forest 15jan08 043 disperis lindleyana kologha forest 15jan08 050 disperis lindleyana
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