Disperis Sw., Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Nya Handl., ser. 3, 21 (1800) 218

Subfamily: Orchidoideae

Tribe: Orchideae

Subtribe: Brownleeinae

Synonyms: Dipera Spreng. , Dryopeia Thouars , Dryorkis Thouars

A genus of c. 74 species; 1 species in Malesia.

Distribution: Tropical & southern Africa, Madagascar, Mascarenes, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, Ryukyu Islands, China, Taiwan, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Philippines, New Guinea, Carolines.

Kurzweil, H. 2005. Taxonomic studies in the genus Disperis (Orchidaceae) in Southeast Asia. Blumea 50: 143 - 152.  

Kurzweil, H. and J.C. Manning. 2005. A synopsis of the genus Disperis Sw. (Orchidaceae). Adansonia, sér. 3, 27: 155 - 207.


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Disperis neilgherrensis Wight, in situ, India Disperis neilgherrensis Wight, drawing J.J. Smith Disperis neilgherrensis Wight, drawing J.J. Smith

last updated: 7 February 2007 by André Schuiteman

Malesian Orchid Genera