Disa amoena H.P.Linder 1981 SECTION Stenocarpa Lindl.

Inflorescence Photo by© Lourens Grobler

Full sun Cold Summer

Common Name The Spike Disa

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Transvaal South Africa in dry, high altitude stony grasslands at elevations around 1800 to 2200 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with rigid, linear, the longest basally clustered leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, to 24" [to 60 cm] long, subdense, several 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;