Disa similis Summerh. 1964 SECTION Aconitoideae Kraenzl. Photo by Martin Rautenbach and The Ispot Soutern Africa Website

Part Sun Warm Cool LATE Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Similar Disa

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Found in Angola, Zambia and Natal South Africa in wet dambos at elevations around 1400 meters as a small to medium sized warm to cool growing terrestrial with a slender stem carrying 3 to 8, lax to imbricate, lanceolate, acute, grading smaller above leaves that blooms in the late spring on an erect, terminal, [7 to 18 cm] long, lax, 10 to 30 flowered inflorescence with narrowly ovate, acuminate, as long as the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Schelpe, Linder and Hall 1982 photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide;