Disa alticola H.P.Linder 1981 SECTION Trichochila

Inflorescence Photos by Lourens Grobler

Full sun Cold LATESpring EARLY summer

Common Name The Extreme Altitude Disa

Flower Size 1/3" [8mm]

Found in Transvaal South Africa in wet often shallow soil in full sun as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with linear leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, cylindrical, densely many [10 to 35] flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; 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;