Disa basutorum Schltr. 1895 SECTION Stenocarpa Photo by Cameron McMaster

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

Partial sun Cold Summer

Common Name The Basuto Disa [Bantu tribe in South Africa]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cape Province, Lesotho and Natal South Africa in stony wet to damp alpine grasslands at elevatioms above 2800 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with basal ellipitc, slender petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, densely many flowered

Synonyms Monadenia basutorum (Schltr.) Rolfe 1913

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; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001