African Plant Database

Disperis mildbraedii Schltr. ex Summerh.
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 253 (1933)
Information on the genus : Disperis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb 15-25 cm tall; tuber ovoid, 1x0,5 cm; leaves 2, opposite, near middle of stem, ovate, 2,5-5,7x2-3,7 cm, with small raised translucent glands, lower one much larger than upper one; inflorescence 1-3-flowered, subumbellate; flowers white or pink; bracts ovate-lanceolate, to 18 mm long; pedicel and ovary c. 13 mm long; dorsal sepal linear, 12-20x1-4 mm, joined to petals to form a deep (12 mm) hood 5-dentate at apex, spur cylindrical-conical; lateral sepals obovate, 11-12x5,5 mm, each with a sac 2 mm long; petals with aristate tips 4 mm long, falcate, 23x4 mm, auriculate at base, apex unequally 2-lobed; lip with linear claw 12 mm long with appendage c. 3 mm long, apically sharply incurved, 2-lobed, blade a small papillose knob.
Ecology : Forest; sometimes on wet rocks; 1100-2050 m alt.
  Closely related to D. kamerunensis.
  Bioko/Fernando Poo.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Fgui
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Orchidées d'Afrique Centrale
carte afrique num 46525
Record n°46525 modified 2007-04-03
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