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  1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Disperis Sw.
      1. Disperis bifida P.J.Cribb

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Zambia (Nyika Plateau).

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Terrestrial herb 15–30 cm tall.
    Leaves
    Leaves 2, opposite, dark green, 2.5–4.5 × 1.5–3.5 cm, ovate, acute, cordate at the base.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence 1–4-flowered; flowers bright rose-pink with 2 rows of carmine spots inside the hood, spur and underside of lateral sepals paler.
    Pedicel and Ovary
    Ovary and pedicel 20 mm long.
    Bracts
    Bracts leaf-like, 10 × 7 mm.
    Calyx
    Dorsal sepal together with the petals forming a hood, extending into a slender spur c. 1 mm in diameter, bifid at the apex, 14–17 mm long from apex of dorsal sepal to tip of spur, 7–9 mm long from tip of spur to apex of ovary. Lateral sepals deflexed or projecting, 10 × 5 mm, obliquely semi-orbicular, each with a short spur c. 1 mm long about halfway along their length.
    Corolla
    Petals 8–10 × 5 mm, lobed and erose on the front margin.
    Labellum
    Lip c. 11 mm long, linear, extending into the hood but not reaching the top, recurved before the apex; appendage 3-lobed, the mid-lobe short and entire, the side lobes lacinate.

    Distribution

    Other Data

    Disperis bifida P.J.Cribb appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dowsett-Lemaire, F. [348], Zambia 49258.000
    Dowsett-Lemaire, F. [349], Zambia 55987.000

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 40: 403 (1985)

    Accepted by

    • Kurzweil, H. & Manning, J.C. (2005). A synopsis of the genus Disperis Sw. (Orchidaceae) Adansonia, III, 27: 155-207.
    • Delepierre, G. & Lebel, J.-P. (2004). Supplément à l'étude des Orchidaceae du Rwanda (VI) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 13: 16-18.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Delepierre, G. & Lebel, J.-P. (2004). Supplément à l'étude des Orchidaceae du Rwanda (VI) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 13: 16-18.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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