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  1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Disperis Sw.
      1. Disperis concinna Schltr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe to NE. Cape Prov.

    [FZ]

    Orchidaceae, I. la Croix and P.J. Cribb. Flora Zambesiaca 11:1. 1995

    Habit
    Slender terrestrial herb 10–25 cm tall.
    Leaves
    Leaves 1–4, alternate, erect, sessile, up to 2 cm long, elliptic or lanceolate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence 1–4-flowered; flowers greenish-white with purple or rose-pink veins.
    Ovary
    Ovary 10 mm long.
    Bracts
    Bracts 13 × 6 mm, leaf-like.
    Calyx
    Dorsal sepal 8 × 2.5–3 mm, forming a sac-like hood with the petals; hood 5 mm wide across the mouth. Lateral sepals spreading, 5–7 × 1.5–2mm, obliquely oblanceolate, apiculate, each with a conical, sac-like spur c. 1.5 mm long.
    Corolla
    Petals c. 8 × 2.5 mm, obliquely falcate-lanceolate.
    Labellum
    Lip claw narrowly ovate-oblong, obtuse; limb conduplicate, c. 2 mm long; appendage longer than limb and broadly oblong, apiculate, keeled.
    Rostellum
    Rostellum large, ovate, acute; side arms 3 mm long, oblong.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

    Other Data

    Disperis concinna Schltr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Beibl. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 50: 43 (1895)

    Accepted by

    • Johnson, S. & Bytebier, B. (2015). Orchids of South Africa. A field guide: 1-536. Struik nature, Cape Town, South Africa.
    • Kurzweil, H. & Manning, J.C. (2005). A synopsis of the genus Disperis Sw. (Orchidaceae) Adansonia, III, 27: 155-207.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0