Disperis anthoceros Rchb. f.

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Disperis anthoceros

Picture: Frank Willems
Kasanka National Park, Fibwe

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Synonyms: Disperis hamadryas Schltr.
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Status: Native
Description:
Slender terrestrial herb, 10 - 27 cm. Leaves 2, sub opposite. Inflorescence terminal, 1-4-flowered with leaflike bracts below the ovaries. Flowers white, spotted with green or purple. Dorsal sepal forming a elongate, tubular, spur-like hood.
Type location:
Ethiopia
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Habitat: In shade among leaflitter on the forest floor.
Altitude range: 1100 - 2300 m
Flowering time:Feb - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Nigeria, DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, zimbabwe and Northwest, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,Mc,Lk,S
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 16 February 2012
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 322. (Includes a picture).

Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 57.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 234.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Pages 153 - 154. (Includes a picture).

Linder, H.P. & Kurzweil, H. (1999). Orchids of Southern Africa A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, the Netherlands ISBN 90-5410-445-7 Page 303. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 95.

McMurtry, D., Grobler,L., Grobler, J. & Burns, S. (2008). Field Guide to the ORCHIDS of Northern South Africa and Swaziland Umdaus Press, PO Box 11059 Hatfield 0028 South Africa Pages 254 - 255. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 119.

Stewart, J. & Campbell, B. (1996). Orchids of Kenya Timber Press Inc, Portland Oregon, USA ISBN0-88192-357-5 Pages 108 - 109. (Includes a picture).

Summerhayes, V.S. (1968). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 229 - 230.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Disperis anthoceros.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=117770, retrieved 20 January 2019

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