Disperis katangensis Summerh.
var. katangensis

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Disperis katangensis var. katangensis

Miombo Woodland
Kapishya Springs
Jan 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

Disperis katangensis var. katangensis

Miombo Woodland
Kapishya Springs
Jan 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

Disperis katangensis var. katangensis

Miombo Woodland
Kapishya Springs
Jan 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

Disperis katangensis var. katangensis

Miombo Woodland
Kapishya Springs
Jan 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

Disperis katangensis var. katangensis

Miombo Woodland
Kapishya Springs
Jan 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Status: Native
Description:
Terrestrial herb 5-20 cm tall, tuber c. 1 cm long, globose; leaves 2, alternate, 1-3 x 0.8-2 cm, ovate, cordate at base, deep dull green with whitish veins on upper surface, deep purple below; inflorescence 1-5 flowered, ovary 10-13 mm long, bracts leaf like, 6-20 mm; flowers pale mauve with yellow and purple marks inside hood; dorsal sepal 7-17 mm long, linear, adnate to petals to form an open hood 13-15 mm long, 5.5-11 mm deep and 15-18 mm wide across mouth; lateral sepals 12-15 x 6-11 mm, obliquely elliptic, apiculate, joined for quarter to one third their length, each with a sac-like spur up to 0.5 mm long; petals 7-17 x 7-11 mm, elliptic; lip 7.5-10 mm long, claw sharply bent back near base dilating into a densely papillate appendage, broadly reniform.
Type location:
DRC, Katanga
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Habitat: Brachystegia woodlands
Altitude range: 1500 - 1800 m
Flowering time:Dec - Frb
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC to Tanzania and Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,Mc
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
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Content last updated: Thursday 6 July 2017
Literature:

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 239 - 242. (Includes a picture).

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Disperis katangensis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Disperis katangensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Disperis katangensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Disperis katangensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Disperis katangensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Disperis katangensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Disperis katangensis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Disperis katangensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Disperis katangensis
Ispot Southern Africa: Disperis katangensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Disperis katangensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Disperis katangensis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Disperis katangensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Disperis katangensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Disperis katangensis
Tropicos: Disperis katangensis


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Disperis katangensis var. katangensis.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=209640, retrieved 22 November 2017

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