Disa sankeyi Rolfe 1913 SECTION Micranthae

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

full sun Cold Summer

Common Name Sankey's Disa

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Lesotho, Natal, Orange Free State and Swaziland South Africa, in damp to dry grasslands on basalt or sandstone in full sun at elevations of 2400 to 3000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terresrial that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, to 4" to 12" [10 to 30 cm] long, cylindrical, densely many flowered inflorescence,

Synonyms Amphigena salteri (G.J.Lewis) Szlach. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 drawing/photo fide; A molecular phylogeny for the large African orchid genus Disa Bytebier 2006