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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Disperis

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Orchidaceae

About 84 species (Africa, Madagascar, East Asia), with 30 species native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Disperis anthoceros

Disperis bodkinii


Disperis bolusiana

Disperis capensis

Disperis cardiophora


Disperis circumflexa


Disperis concinna


Disperis cooperi

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Disperis cucullata


Disperis dicerochila

Recorded from Zimbabwe. 

Disperis disaeformis


Disperis fanniniae


Disperis johnstonii


Disperis leuconeura

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Disperis lindleyana

Disperis macowanii


Disperis micrantha


Disperis mozambicensis

Recorded from Mozambique.


Disperis oxyglossa


Disperis paludosa

Disperis purpurata


Disperis reichenbachiana

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Disperis renibractea


Disperis stenoplectron


Disperis thorncroftii


Disperis tysonii


Disperis villosa


Disperis virginalis


Disperis wealei


Disperis woodii