FZ.22. Disperis Sw.

Description of the genus

Erect, terrestrial herbs arising from small tubers and growing in very shallow soil or leaf mould in forest. Leaves 1-few, alternate or opposite. Flowers solitary or in racemes, Bracts leaf-like. Dorsal sepal united with the petals to form a hood-like structure varying from a ± flat limb to an elongate spur; lateral sepals each usually with a conspicuous spur or pouch near the inner margin. Petals variously shaped, often falcate. Lip greatly modified and characteristic of the species, joined to the column and bearing a distinctive appendage.

Worldwide: 75 species in tropical and S Africa, Mascarenes and Indomalesia

Zimbabwe: 10 taxa.

Disperis lindleyana

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
anthoceros Rchb. f.N,C,EDescription, Image
concinna Schltr.EDescription, Image
dicerochila Summerh.C,EDescription, Image
johnstonii RolfeNDescription, Image
leuconeura Schltr.E
lindleyana Rchb. f.EDescription, Image
micrantha Lindl.E
reichenbachiana Rchb. f.N,C,E
thorncroftii Schltr.E
virginalis Schltr.EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Disperis:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Disperis
Flora of Mozambique: Disperis
Flora of Zambia: Disperis

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Disperis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Disperis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Disperis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Disperis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Disperis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Disperis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Disperis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=422, retrieved 31 August 2016

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