Disperis reichenbachiana Rchb. f.

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Disperis reichenbachiana

Habit
Escarpment miombo woodland
Kapishya Hot Springs Lodge, Shiwa N'gandu Distr.
Feb 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Disperis reichenbachiana

Leaves
Escarpment miombo woodland
Kapishya Hot Springs Lodge, Shiwa N'gandu Distr.
Feb 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Disperis reichenbachiana

Escarpment miombo woodland
Kapishya Hot Springs Lodge, Shiwa N'gandu Distr.
Feb 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Disperis reichenbachiana

Escarpment miombo woodland
Kapishya Hot Springs Lodge, Shiwa N'gandu Distr.
Feb 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Disperis reichenbachiana

Escarpment miombo woodland
Kapishya Hot Springs Lodge, Shiwa N'gandu Distr.
Feb 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Description:
Slender terrestrial herb 7-25 cm tall growing from an ellipsoid or globose tuber 5-20 x 5-10 mm; leaves 2-4, alternate, dark green with white veins above and purple below, 1.7 x 1-3 cm, ovate or lanceolate-ovate and cordate at base; inflorescence 1-4 flowered; flowers mauve-pink, the petals paler mauve with a dark comma-shaped mark and the lip whitish but yellow towards apex; ovary and pedicel 13-15 mm long, bracts leaf-like, 0.5-2 cm long; dorsal sepal 7-8 x 1-2 mm, joined to petals to forn shallow hood 6-8.5 mm wide; lateral sepals 9-10.5 x 3.5-5.5 mm, obliquely elliptical, joined for c. 2 mm at base, each with a shallow sac c. 1 mm deep; petals 6-10 x 2-3.5 mm, obliquely elliptical; lip 6.5-8 mm long, the claw bent back on itself and bearing there a 2-lobed papillose appendage, the claw ending in a fleshy papillose oblong appendage joined by its middle to the end of the claw.
Type location:
Angola
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: reichenbachiana: after Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach, German Orchidologist
Habitat: In shade of riverine or submontane forest, growing in leaf litter
Altitude range: 800 - 1600 m
Flowering time:Dec - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Central African Republic, Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,Mc
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 18 May 2022
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 323.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 22.

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

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 80.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 230 - 231. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 160. (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.

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 110 - 111. (Includes a picture).

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 102 - 103. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Disperis reichenbachiana.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=117840, retrieved 12 August 2022

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