Disa rungweensis Schltr. 1915 SECTION Stenocarpa

Dark Color Version Photos by Lourens Grobler

LATER Summer

Common Name The Rungwe Disa [A town in Tanzania]

Flower Size

Found in Tanzania and Malawi on rocky outcrops, often in wet grasslands in rock crevasses at elevations of 2400 to 3100 as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with testicular tubers giving rise to basal semi-erect, narrolwy elliptic, acute, undulate to crisped margins and cauline, lanceolate acute, grading into floral bracts leaves that blooms in the later summer on a lax, 1 to 1.6" [2.5 to 4 cm] long, 2 to 10 flowered inflorescence, leaves


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Tropical East Africa Vol 1 Summerhayes 1968; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995 drawing fide;