Disperis anthoceros Rchb. f.

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Disperis anthoceros

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road, Nyanga, S of Claremont kiosk

Disperis anthoceros

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road, Nyanga, S of Claremont kiosk

Disperis anthoceros

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road, Nyanga, S of Claremont kiosk

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Synonyms: Disperis hamadryas Schltr.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Slender terrestrial herb, 10 - 27 cm. Leaves 2, sub opposite. Inflorescence terminal, 1-4-flowered with leaflike bracts below the ovaries. Flowers white, spotted with green or purple. Dorsal sepal forming a elongate, tubular, spur-like hood.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In shade among leaflitter on the forest floor, occasionally in exotic plantations.
Altitude range: (metres) 1100 - 2300 m
Flowering time:Feb - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Nigeria, DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, zimbabwe and Northwest, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 322. (Includes a picture).

Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 57.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 234.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Pages 153 - 154. (Includes a picture).

Linder, H.P. & Kurzweil, H. (1999). Orchids of Southern Africa A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, the Netherlands ISBN 90-5410-445-7 Page 303. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 95.

McMurtry, D., Grobler,L., Grobler, J. & Burns, S. (2008). Field Guide to the ORCHIDS of Northern South Africa and Swaziland Umdaus Press, PO Box 11059 Hatfield 0028 South Africa Pages 254 - 255. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 119.

Stewart, J. & Campbell, B. (1996). Orchids of Kenya Timber Press Inc, Portland Oregon, USA ISBN0-88192-357-5 Pages 108 - 109. (Includes a picture).

Summerhayes, V.S. (1968). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 229 - 230.


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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: Species information: Disperis anthoceros.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=117770, retrieved 3 December 2016

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