Disa robusta N.E.Br. 1898 Micranthae

Plant And Flowers

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

Full sun Cold EARLY Summer

Common Name The Robust Disa

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Burundi, Rwanda, Zaire, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia, in montane grasslands in full sun at elevations of 2000 to 3200 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with 2 to 4, semi-erect, conduplicate, lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, acute leaves that blooms in the early summer on an erect, terminal, subdense, 2.8 to 6" [7 to 15 cm] long, 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Disa coccinea Kraenzl.1902; Disa praestans Kraenzl.1902

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Tropical East Africa Vol 1 Summerhayes 1968; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 OrchidaceaePart 1 Pope 1995 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #3 2012 photo fide;