Disa aequiloba Summerh. 1927 SECTION Micranthae Photo/drawing by Williamson

Drawing Drawing by National Botanical Garden Of Belgium Website

Full Shade CoolCold Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Unequal Lobed Disa

Flower Size .32" [.8cm]

Found in Zaire, Tanzania, Angola and Zambia usually in montane marshy grasslands at elevations of 1300 to 2200 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a sterile stem carrying erect, linear-lanceolate, apiculate leaves and a fertile stem carrying imbricate, subacuminate, cauline leaves, and 1 to 2 basal, reduced to sheaths that blooms in the summer on a 1.2 to 3.2" [3 to 8 cm] long, densely 10 to 30 flowered infloresence with narrowly ovate, acuminate, conspicuous, longer than the flowers floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo fide; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Volume 11 OrchidaceaPart one Pope 1995;