Disa bolusiana Schltr. 1897 SECTION Monadenia

Photo by Ron Hazell and The Newsletter of the Hermanus Botanical Society

Full sun Cold LATESpringEARLYSummer

Common Name Bolus' Disa [South African Botanist 1800/early 1900's]

Flower Size 7/8" [2.2 cm]

Found in southwestern and southern Cape Province South Africa in exposed stony soils or in crevices in full sun at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with narrowly oblong, larger below, erect leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, terminal, corymbose, to 10" [25 cm] long, 1 to 15 flowered inflorescence with non-resupinate flowers

Synonyms Monadenia bolusiana (Schltr.) Rolfe 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 as Monadenia bolusiana photo ; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; A molecular phylogeny for the large African orchid genus Disa Bytebier 2006