Disa buchenaviana Kraenzl. 1882 SECTION Trichochila

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

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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 2400 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 1981 drawing; A molecular phylogeny for the large African orchid genus Disa Bytebier 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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