Disperis lindleyana Rchb. f.

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Disperis lindleyana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Disperis lindleyana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castle Beacon, Vumba

Disperis lindleyana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Silver Mist cottage, near Troutbeck

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Common names:
Status: Native
Small terrestrial. The plants are deciduous, dying back after flowering. The colour of the flowers is usually white with green and pink markings.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In deep shade on the forest floor.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Dec - Jan
Worldwide distribution: South Africa, Eswatini and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 23 August 2013

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 22.

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

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 80.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 242 - 243.

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.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Disperis lindleyana
African Plant Database: Disperis lindleyana
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Disperis lindleyana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Disperis lindleyana
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Disperis lindleyana
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Disperis lindleyana
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Disperis lindleyana
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Disperis lindleyana
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Disperis lindleyana
JSTOR Plant Science: Disperis lindleyana
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Disperis lindleyana
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Disperis lindleyana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Disperis lindleyana
Plants of the World Online: Disperis lindleyana
Tropicos: Disperis lindleyana
Wikipedia: Disperis lindleyana

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Disperis lindleyana.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=117820, retrieved 27 January 2023

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