Disperis capensis

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Disperis capensis


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Orchidoideae
Tribus: Diseae
Subtribus: Coryciinae
Genus: Disperis
Species: Disperis capensis
Varietates: (2)
D. c. var. brevicaudata – D. c. var. capensis


Disperis capensis (L.) Sw., Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Nya Handl. 21: 220 (1800)


  • Basionym
    • Arethusa capensis L., Pl. Rar. Afr.: 28 (1760)
  • Homotypic
    • Dipera capensis (L.) Spreng., Syst. Veg. 3: 696 (1826)


Native distribution areas:
  • Africa
    • Southern Africa
      • Cape Provinces.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

  • Swartz, O.P. 1800. Kongliga Vetenskaps Academiens Handlingar 21: 220.


Vernacular names[edit]

Afrikaans: Moederkappie
English: Cape witch orchid

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