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 2100 to 2400 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 inflorescence enveloped by long sheaths with acuminate limbuses and lanceolate-acuminate, twice as long as the flowers floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257- 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2008 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;