Disa buchenaviana Kraenzl. 1882 SECTION Trichochila

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Photos byOlaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar


Common Name Buchenavi's Disa - In Madagascar - Vary Mangatsiaka

Flower Size 3/8" [.7 cm]

Found in central and southeast Madagascar on rocky prairies near ericoid scrub bushes at elevations of 1300 to 2600 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with elongated tubers giving rise to a short stem enveloped completly by numerous, long, imbricating leaf-bearing sheaths carrying lingulate, acute leaves that blooms in the later spring and summer on a terminal, 18" [45 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Disa rutenbergiana Kraenzl. 1882; Satyrium calceatum Ridl. 1885

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; A molecular phylogeny for the large African orchid genus Disa Bytebier 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #6 2015 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;