Disa danielae Geerinck 1982 Drawing by Geerinck and The National Botanic Garden of Belgium Website

Part Sun Cool

Common Name or Meaning The Daniela's Disa

Flower Size .14" [3.5 mm]

Found in southern Zaire in wet steppe savannahs at elevations around 1450 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a glabrous tuber giving rise to an erect, sterile stem with 2 subasal, oblong, acute leaves and a fertile stem enveloped almost completely by reduced, bract-like, clasping leaves that blooms on an erect, rachis 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long, subcylindrical, lax, 4 to 12 flowered inflorescence .

Similar to D welwitschii but differs in the subclavate spur which reaches to the base of the dorsal sepal and by a subacute posterior petal lobe and lastly by the sparse inflorescence with longer than the pedicel floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Volume 11 Part one Pope 1995;