Disa maculomarronina McMurtry 1984 SECTION Micranthae

Inflorescence Photo by Lourens Grobler

Partial sun Cold LATESpring EARLYsummer

Common Name The Maroon Blotch Disa [refers to the maroon spot at the base of the lateral sepals]

Flower Size

Found in Natal and Transvaal South Africa at the vlei's edge, seasonally flooded grasslands or seepages on rock shelfs at elevations of 1600 to 2300 meters as a small to medium szied, cold growing terrestrial as a natural hybrid between D. hircicornis D. versicolor with a sterile shoot carrying 2 leaves and a fertile shoot with leaves grading into bracts that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, moderately densely 15 to 35 flowered inflorescence with color variable flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; A molecular phylogeny for the large African orchid genus Disa Bytebier 2006; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008;