Disperis parvifolia Schltr.

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Common names:
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Notes: Only known from two collections on Nyika.
Derivation of specific name: parvifolia: with small leaves
Habitat: On a grassy bank in submontane grassland.
Altitude range: 1675 m (approx)
Flowering time:January
Worldwide distribution: Cameroon, Tanzania and Malawi.
Malawi distribution: N
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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.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 244. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 159. (Includes a picture).

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

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

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Flora of Zambia: Disperis parvifolia

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Disperis parvifolia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Disperis parvifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Disperis parvifolia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Disperis parvifolia
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iNaturalist: Disperis parvifolia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Disperis parvifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Disperis parvifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Disperis parvifolia
Plants of the World Online: Disperis parvifolia
Tropicos: Disperis parvifolia
Wikipedia: Disperis parvifolia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Disperis parvifolia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=220840, retrieved 29 November 2023

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