Disa zuluensis Rolfe 1913 SECTION Micranthae Photo by Lorens Grobler

Fragrance Part Sun Cold LATESpring EARLY Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Zulu Disa [Refers to the orchids location]

Flower Size .32" [.8 cm]

Found in Transvaal and Natal South Africa in grasslands and on stream banks at elevations of 1800 to 2400 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with a sterile shoot and a robust fertile shoot carrying cauline, imbricate leaves that grade above into the floral bracts that are usually half dry that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a fairly densely 5 to 20 flowered inflorescence and carrying medicinal smelling flowers .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceaea Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999;