Disa incarnata Lindl. 1838

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

Common Name The Flesh-Colored Disa

Flower Size .32 to .6" [.8 to 1.5 cm]

Found in central and southeast Madagascar in peat bogs at elevations of 1300 to 2100 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with oblong tubers giving rise to caulinar leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, elongated, densely 7 to 15 flowered inflorescence enveloped completely by 12 to 14 sheaths and carrying floral bracts that are longer than the flowers.

Synonyms Disa fallax Kranzl. 1893

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257- 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & bosser 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide