Disa aconitoides

Disa aconitoides

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Diseae
SubTribe: Disinae
Genus: Disa
Species: D. aconitoides
Binomial name
Disa aconitoides
Sond. 1846

Disa aconitoides is a cool growing Disa found in the grasslands of Southern Africa.


Disa aconitoides is 25–45 cm tall with sheathing leaves. Plant is cool growing and blooms in the summer. Plant is found in partial shade. Bloom consist of 15 to 70 pink to purple flowers with 1 cm diameter. Flowers may have purple spots.


Found in grasslands, near bushes, and edge of forest of Burundi, Rwanda, Zaire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cape Province, Natal, and South Africa. The plant is found at elevations of 2100 to 2800 meters


Disa aconitoides sonders

Disa aconitoides plate


Common Name:The Monkshood-Like Disa


  1. Disa aconitoides subsp. goetzeana (Kraenzl.) H.P.Linder 1981
  2. Disa bisetosa Kraenzl.1914; Disa chiovendaei Schltr. 1920
  3. Disa concinna N.E.Br.1898; Disa delphinoides Haw. ex Schltr. 1895;
  4. Disa goetzeana Kraenzl. 1900; Disa vaginata Chiov. 1911


Disa aconitoides habitat Disa aconitoides subsp. concinna
((N.E.Br.) H.P.Linder 1981)
Purple flowers
Disa aconitoidesspots Disa aconitoides variant Sepals and lip have purple spots found in South Africa