Disa ukingensis Schltr. 1915 SUBGENUS Micranthe

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

Full sun Cold LATE Summer

Common Name The Ukinga Disa [An Area in Tanzania]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia in short, dry grasslands in full sun at elevations of 2100 to 2800 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with erect, acute, conduplicate, linear-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the late summer on an erect, terminal, to 4" [to 10 cm] long, densely 7 to 15 flowered inflorescence,


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995 drawing fide; A molecular phylogeny for the large African orchid genus Disa Bytebier 2006