Disa katangensis De Wild. 1902 SUBGENUS Micranthe Photo by M. Seleck and The Copper Flora Website

Part Sun Warm LATESpringEARLY Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Katanga Disa [A grassland of Zaire]

Flower Size

Found in Zaire, Angola and Zambia in sandy woodlands as well as grasslands at elevations around 1000 meters as a large sized, warm growing terrestrial with a sterile shoot carrying 2 t o3, linear, acute, erect leaves and a fertile shoot with imbricate, cauline, sheathing-like qwith free apices leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, erect, 3.2 to 6.4" [8 to 16 cm] long, lax, 2 to 8 flwoered inflorescencewith lanceolate, long-acuminate, apical part rolled, longer than the flowers, floral bracts.

Synonyms Disa erubescens var. katangensis (De Wild.) Geerinck 1974

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1998;