Disa barbata (L.f.) Sw. 1800 SECTION Trichochila Type for section

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

Full sun Cool LATESpring

Common Name The Bearded Disa

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in southwestern Cape Province South Africa in marshy areas on sandflats in full sun at elevations of sealevel to 200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with ellipsoid pseudobulbs that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, to 20" [50 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Herschelia barbata (L.f.) Bolus 1882; Herschelianthe barbata (L.f.) Rauschert 1983; *Orchis barbata L.f. 1782; Satyrium barbatum (L.f.) Thunb. 1794

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 as Herschelia barbata photo fide; A molecular phylogeny for the large African orchid genus Disa Bytebier 2006

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