Disa biflora (L.) Druce 1913 publ. 1914 SECTION Schizodium Photo by P. Linder and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The 2 Flowered Disa - in South Africa Kapotjie

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in southwestern Cape Province South Africa at elevations mostly under 900 meters but occasionally up to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with basal, in a whorl, spathulate, apiculate leaves and 1 to 4, cauline, lanceolate, upper half free and distant from the scape leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, 3.2 to 12" [8 to 30 cm] long, 1 to 6 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Disa satyrioides Bytebier 2008; Disa torta (Thunb.) Sw. 1800; Gamaria cornuta (L.) Raf. 1838; *Orchis biflora L. 1763; Orchis flexicaulis L.f. 1782; Orchis satyrioides L. 1763; Satyrium cornutum L. 1760; Satyrium tortum Thunb. 1794; Schizodium arcuatum Lindl. 1838; Schizodium biflorum (L.) T.Durand & Schinz 1894; Schizodium cornutum (L.) Schltr. 1924; Schizodium satyrioides (L.) Garay 1997; Schizodium tortum (Thunb.) Steud. 1841

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Harvard Papers in Botany #11 49 De Nominus Orchidaceaearum Incunabulorum Garay 1997 as Schizodium satyrioides; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 as Schizodium cornuttum drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000; as Schizodium satyrioides; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 Photo/drawing fide;