Disa verdickii De Wild. 1902 SECTION Micranthe

Drawing Photo/drawing by Williamson

Part sunCool LATESpring

Common Name Verdick's Disa [Belgian Orchid Enthusiast later 1800's earlier 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Zaire, Angola and Zambia in wet grasslands and open Uapaca woodlands on grassland verge at elevations around 1000 to 1400 meters as a medium sized, cool growing robust terrestrial with up to 12 sheathing leaves the lowest barred with red, that blooms in the late spring on an erect, fairly lax, 6 to 20 flowered inflorescence carrying bright pink flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo fide; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995 drawing fide