Disa aequiloba Summerh. 1927 SECTION Micranthae Drawing by National Botanical Garden Of Belgium Website

Full Shade WarmCold 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, warm to cold growing terrestrial with a sterile stem carrying erect, linear-lanceoalte, 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; Flora Zambesiaca Volume 11 Part one Pope 1995;