Disa longilabris Schltr. 1906 SECTION Trichochila

White Color Form

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

Full Sun Cool EARLY spring

Common Name The Long Lipped Disa

Flower Size to 3/4" [to 1.8 cm]

Found in Tanzania and Malawi in short montane grasslands at elevations of 2400 to 2500 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing terrestrial with numerous subschleophyllus, basal leaves and 5 to 7 cauline , imbicate to lax leaves arising after blooming that blooms in the early spring on an erect, 4.8 to 10" [12 to 25 cm] long, subdensely 4 to 18 flowered inflorescence with dry bracts that are shorter than the flower

Synonyms Herschelia longilabris (Schltr.) Rolfe 1919; Herschelianthe longilabris (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceaea Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1998 as Herschelia longilabris;

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