Disa dichroa Summerh. 1964 SECTION Stenocarpa Lindl. Photo by Robert von Blittersdorff and The Central African Plants Website

Part Sun Cool EARLY Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Two Colored Disa

Flower Size

Found in southern Zaire and Zambia in brachystegia woodlands at elevations around 1450 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with testicular tubers giving rise to an erect, slender stem carrying 3 to 6, cauline, lowest sheathing, above with a free narrowly elliptic to lanceolate leaves that blooms in the early summer on a terminal, erect, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, spotted mauve, lax, 25 to 45 flowered inflorescence with as long as the ovaries, lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, twisted floral bracts.

Synonyms Disa aconitoides var. dichroa (Summerh.) Geerinck 1982; Disa concinna var. dichroa (Summerh.) Geerinck 1974

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Volume 11 Orchidaceae Part one Pope 1995 drawing fide;