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

Plant in situ in Transvaal Photo by Lourens Grobler

Part Sun Cold Summer

Common Name The Spike Disa

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Transvaal South Africa on rocky ledges and in rock crevices at elevations of 1200 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with flexuous to erect, narrowly lanceolate, spreading leaves grading to sheathing above leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, subcorymbose, laxly 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;