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 ; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995

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