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Disperis capensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Diseae
Subtribe: Coryciinae
Genus: Disperis

D. subg. Disperis
D. subg. Dryorkis

Disperis is a genus of 74 species distributed in tropical and southern Africa, Madagascar, Mascarenes, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, Ryukyu Islands, China, Taiwan, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Philippines, New Guinea, and Carolines. Disperis refers to the pouches formed by the lateral sepals and its derivation from the Latin words "di" meaning double and "pera" meaning wallet or sac.[1]


  1. ^ Kurzweil, H. and Manning, J.C. (2005). A synopsis of the genus Disperis Sw. (Orchidaceae). Adansonia, 27(2): 155-207.