Disa atrorubens Schltr. 1897 SECTION Monadenia

Photo courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Full sun Cool Cold LATEWinter

Common Name The Black-Red Disa

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Cape Province South Africa in sand in full sun at elevations of sealevel to 1000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with beet root red suffused, lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate leaves that blooms in the late winter on an erect, terminal, laxly several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Monadenia atrorubens (Schltr.) Rolfe 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; An Introduction to the South African Orchids Schelpe 1966; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 as Monadenia atrorubens photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; A molecular phylogeny for the large African orchid genus Disa Bytebier 2006; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photos fide;