Disa engleriana Kraenzl. 1902 SECTION Micranthae

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Eric La Croix, courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Part Shade Cool EARLIER Summer

Common Name Engler's Disa [German Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Zaire, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia in woodlands and grasslands on laterite and sandy soils at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a just large sized, cool growing terrestrial with sterile and fertile shoots carrying imbricate cauline leaves that blooms in the earlier summer on an erect, lax to subdense, 2.4 to 8.8" [6 to 22 cm] long, 3 to 20 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate usually exceeding the flowers floral bracts

Synonyms Disa subscutellifera Kraenzl. 1912

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 ok; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995 photo fide;