Disa bodkinii Bolus 1885 SECTION Disella

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

Full sun Cold Spring

Common Name Bodkin's Disa

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southwestern and southern Cape Province South Africa in slightly damp areas after fires in montane grasslands in full sun at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with cauline, erect leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, corymbose, to 10" [25 cm] long, 1 to 15 flowered inflorescence with non-resupinate flowers

Synonyms Orthopenthea bodkinii (Bolus) Rolfe 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982; A molecular phylogeny for the large African orchid genus Disa Bytebier 2006