Disa arida Vlok 1985 SECTION Stenocarpa Photo by Outramps CREW and The Ispot Website

part Shade Cold EARLY Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Dry Disa [Refers to the dry locations that this species favors]

Flower Size 3/4 to .88" [1.8 to 2.2 cm]

Found in southern Cape Province at elevations of 450 to 1450 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with 3 to 5, hysteranthous, radical, linear, somewhat spiralling towards the apex of the stem, grading smaller above leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, lax, 6 to 13 flowered inflorescence with scarious, shorter than the ovaries floral bracts..


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo ok; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Litved & Johnson 2012 photo fide