Disa eminii Kraenzl.1894 SUBGENUS Hircicornes SECTION Hircicornes Kranzlin

Plant and Flowers

Photos courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Part Shade Cool Cold LATESpring

Common Name Emin's Disa

Flower Size 7/8" [2.2 cm]

Found in Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia in wet swamp forests at elevations of 1100 to 2100 meters as a slender, erect, medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with imbricate, semi-erect, conduplicate, linear, acute, becoming narrowly ovate to lanceolate then grading into the floral bracts that blooms in the late spring on an erect, terminal, 3.2 to 6" [8 to 15 cm] long, laxly 15 to 30 flowered inflorescence with floral bracts that are shorter than the ovaries.

Synonyms Disa stolonifera Rendle 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Tropical East Africa Vol 1 Summerhayes 1968; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo good; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995