Swaziland's Flora Database:
Disperis tysonii Bolus
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Herb
Southern African Endemic
Found within protected areas
Swaziland abundance: rare
Swaziland distribution: one quarter degree grid square only
South Africa from eastern Cape to Transvaal, Lesotho
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Disperis tysonii - Slender, relatively tall, up to 65 cm high, hairless. Leaves 4—5, erect, largest c 3 cm long, less than 1 cm wide. Inflorescence spike of up to c 20 fairly close-set erect flowers; bracts narrow, pointed; perianth pink; odd sepal hooded, c 5 mm high; lateral sepals spreading, pointed, c 5 mm long.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Stewart, J., H.P. Linder, E.A. Schelpe, A.V. Hall. 1982. Wild Orchids of Southern Africa. Macmillan South Africa, Johannesburg.