Disa albomagentea E.G.H.Oliv. & Liltved 2011 SECTION Disella Photo by E.G.H. Oliver and The Science Direct Website

part Shade Cold SpringEARLY Summer

Common Name or Meaning The White and Magenta Disa

Flower Size .44 to .64" [1.1 to 1.6 cm]

Found in western Cape Province South Africa in montane forests at elevations of 1100 to 1350 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with 7 to 14, cauline, canaliculate, basal ones longest, grading smaller above into bracts that blooms in the spring and early summer on a 1.6 to 5.2" [4 to 13 cm] long, conical becoming ellipsoid to cylindrical, densely 6 to 150 flowered inflorescence with narrowly ovate to ovate, acuminate as long as or shorter than the ovary.

Similar to the variable D obtusa but differs most prominently in that this species has white and magenta flowers without any spotting


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Litved & Johnson 2012 photo fide