Disa roeperocharoides Kraenzl. 1914 SUBGENUS Micranthe Photo by Schaijes

Inflorescence Photo by Williamson

Drawing Drawing by The Herbarium of the National Botanic Garden of Belgium Website

Part Sun Cold EARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Roeperocharis-Like Disa [refers to similarity to the Genus Roeperocharis]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southern Zaire and Zambia in dambo grasslands at elevations of 1200 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with sterile shoots carrying conduplicate, linear to narrowly oblanceolate, acuminate leaves and fertile shoots carryingimbricate, narrowly lanceolate, acuminate leaves and blooms in the early summer on a terminal, erect, 2.8 to 6.8" [7 to 17 cm] long, densely to 30 flowered inflorescence

Similar to Disa welwitschii but this one has laregr flwoers and a distinctive petal shape.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo fide; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing/photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995