Disa stairsii


Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Diseae
SubTribe: Disinae
Genus: Disa
Species: D. stairsii
Binomial name
Disa stairsii
Kraenzl. 1892

Disa stairsii is a disa species found in Africa.


Plant blooms at any season with many 2 cm wide flowers.


Plant is found growing with the giant heathers on the Ruwenzori Mountains of mountains in East tropical Africa.

Common in the heathbelt of the Ruwenzori Range Disa stairsii is cardinal red, distinct from the other foliage by its single spur which is borne on the top of the its flower and is generally growing in moss at elevations of 2,800 to 3,400 meters

On Kilimanjaro D. stairsii also grows among the heath along with Erica arborea and Erica rossi, is "small pink flowered" and is hidden by clumps of grasses along with the white flowered Anemone thomsonii.



Common Name: Stairs' Disa


  1. Disa gregoriana Rendle, 1895.
  2. Disa wissmannii Kraenzl., 1895.
  3. Disa luxurians Kraenzl., 1900.
  4. Disa bakeri Rolfe, 1907.

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