Disperis subgen. Disperis, subgen. nov.

Glabrous or hairy herbs. Leaves mostly alternate, very rarely basal, opposite or absent.Median sepal mostly ovate or lanceolate and galeate, lateral sepals almost always free; lip appendage entire but sometimes apically bifid, often hairy or papillate. Rostellum arms mostly twisted. Pollen rugulate.

Thirty species, mainly in southern Africa but ranging into the tropics of Africa and Madagascar.