Disperis breviloba Verdc.

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Disperis breviloba

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
In sandy seepage area among Drosera sp. and grasses on the edge of Bangweulu Wetlands.

Disperis breviloba

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
In sandy seepage area among Drosera sp. and grasses on the edge of Bangweulu Wetlands.

Disperis breviloba

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
In sandy seepage area among Drosera sp. and grasses on the edge of Bangweulu Wetlands.

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Synonyms: Disperis parvifolia Schltr.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Terrestrial herb up to 16 cm tall; entire plant usually purple-red or pink; leafless except for 2-3 sheath-like leaves 5-12 mm long; inflorescence with 1 or 2, rarely 3 flowers pinkish with darker coloured spur.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: Breviloba: with short lobes.
Habitat: Montane grassland, open dambos and Brachystegia woodlands usually in shallow soils over rocks.
Altitude range: 1200 - 2340 m
Flowering time:Dec - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Malawi and Zambia
Malawi distribution: N
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
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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.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 236 - 239. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 155.

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

Verdcourt, B. (1977). A new species of Disperis (Orchidaceae) from Zambia Kew Bulletin 32(1) Pages 9 - 11. Protologue (Includes a picture).

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 101 - 102.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Disperis breviloba
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Disperis breviloba
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Disperis breviloba
JSTOR Plant Science: Disperis breviloba
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Disperis breviloba
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Disperis breviloba
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Disperis breviloba
Plants of the World Online: Disperis breviloba
The Plant List (version 1.1): Disperis breviloba
Tropicos: Disperis breviloba
Wikipedia: Disperis breviloba


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Disperis breviloba.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=209620, retrieved 23 September 2019

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