Disa satyriopsis Kraenzl. 1900 SECTION Micranthe Photo by Sarah Kett and her Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part Sun Cold Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Satyrium-Like Disa

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia in montane grasslands at elevtions of 1800 to 2500 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with steril, slender to robust, carrying 2 to 3, narrowly elliptic, acute, erect, conduplicate leaves and the fertile stem carrying imbricate, the basal 1 to 3, small, completely sheathing, rounded to obtuse, the other 4 to 8, ovate to narrowly ovate, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, 4 to 12" [10 to 30 cm] long, densely to 150 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, reflexed apically floral bracts

Synonyms Disa ochrostachya var. latipetala G.Will. 1980

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995;