African Plant Database


Disperis leuconeura Schltr.
Family : ORCHIDACEAE
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 53: 549 (1915) 
Information on the genus : Disperis
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb 4-16 cm tall, glabrous except hairy tuber ± globose, c. 1x1 cm; leaves 2, opposite, ovate, 2-3,5x1,5-1,8 cm, dark green above with silvery pink veins, maroon-red beneath; inflorescence 1-3-flowered; flowers pinky mauve; bracts leafy, 6-7x3-4 mm, acute; ovary 9-14 mm long, purplish; dorsal sepal c. 6 mm long, linear-lanceolate, joined with petals to form an open shallow hood c. 5 mm long; lateral sepals free, spreading, obliquely ovate, 4-5x2-4 mm, apiculate, each with a sac 1-1,5 mm long; petals c. 5 mm long, free margin undulate; lip 4 mm long, claw bent back over itself near base, with 2 upward-curved papillose appendages like buffalo horns, claw ending in a glabrous narrowly triangular limb.
Ecology : Evergreen forest; riverine forest; in leaf litter, in deep shade; mixed woodland; 450-900 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1995). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 11[1]: 242

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Adansonia, sér. 3 27[2]: 179 (2005). 
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 46515
 
Record n°46515
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