Disa andringitrana Schltr. 1924 Photo by Dave Roberts and The Universitat Wien Website

part Shade Cold EARLY Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Andringitra Disa [A national Park in southeastern Madagascar]

Flower Size .2 to .28" [5 to 7 mm]

Found in southeastern Madagascar in montane eriaceous scrub at elevations of 2400 to 600 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with oblong tubers giving rise to an erect stem carrying 3 radical, narrowly oblong-ligulate, slightly attenuate towasrds the base leaves that blooms in the early summer on a terminal, erect, to 16.8" [42 cm] long, very dense, many flowered inflroescnece enveloped by long sheaths with acuminate limbuses and lanceolate-acuminate, twice as long as the flowers floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1931 drawing fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2008 photo fide

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