Disa aconitoides Sond. 1846 SECTION Aconitoideae Kraenzl.

Inflorescence Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Angle and Color

Photo courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Plant and Flowers In situ Cape Province South Africa Photos by Cameron McMaster

Part SunColdSpring

Common Name The Monkshood-Like Disa [refers to it's similarity to a genus in the Ramunculaceae]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Burundi, Rwanda, Zaire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cape Province, Natal, Orange Free State and Transvaal South Africa in grasslands or among bushes in forested land or in highlands at elevations of 300 to 2800 meters as a small to just large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with cauline, lanceolate to narrowly ovate leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, narrow, 2.8 to 8" [7 to 20 cm] long, 15 to 70 flowered inflorescence with nodding flowers.

Synonyms Disa aconitoides subsp. concinna (N.E.Br.) H.P.Linder 1981; Disa aconitoides subsp. goetzeana (Kraenzl.) H.P.Linder 1981; Disa bisetosa Kraenzl.1914; Disa chiovendaei Schltr. 1920; Disa concinna N.E.Br.1898; Disa delphinoides Haw. ex Schltr. 1895; Disa equestris var. concinna (N.E.Br.) Kraenzl.1901; Disa goetzeana Kraenzl. 1900; Disa vaginata Chiov. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 1 Summerhayes 1968 as Disa concinna; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 as Disa concinna; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257- 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974 as Herschelia goetziana; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 as D concinna drawing fide; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 as D bisetosa drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 9 1979 photo; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 2 1991 photo as Disa vaginata; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996 as D acontoides var goetzeana; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 as D acontiflora var goetziana; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001; Field Guide to the Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb & Rasmussen 2004 drawing fide; A molecular phylogeny for the large African orchid genus Disa Bytebier 2006; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008 photos fide; Terrestrial African Orchids, A select Review John S. Ball 2009 drawing fide; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photos fide;