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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique.

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

Morphology General Habit
Dwarf terrestrial herb 7–13 cm tall.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 3, alternate, the lowermost 1–2 × 0.7–1 cm, oblong or ovate-lanceolate, acute or subacute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence few-flowered; flowers pale rose-pink.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 9 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts leaf-like, shorter than the ovary.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Dorsal sepal reflexed, ± horizontal, narrowly linear, joined to petals to form an open hood 12–14 × 10 mm. Lateral sepals 10 × 6 mm, sub-falcate, oblique, narrow at base, joined for quarter of their length, with very short, obtuse sac-like spurs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 13 × 5 mm, concave, lanceolate-falcate, sub-obtuse, the outer margin slightly wavy.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip erect; claw 3 mm long, narrowly linear, suddenly bent back and at point of reflexion bearing a bifurcate appendage; the rest of the claw narrowly linear, ending in a suborbicular limb 2 mm in diameter, densely papillose in the middle of the upper surface and with a fleshy, longitudinal keel 1 mm high.

Native to:

Mozambique

Disperis mozambicensis Schltr. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 24: 428 (1897)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Kurzweil, H. & Manning, J.C. (2005). A synopsis of the genus Disperis Sw. (Orchidaceae) Adansonia, III, 27: 155-207.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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