Disa brachyceras Lindl. 1838 SECTION Spirales Photo by F Duckitt

Inflorescence Photo by T Oliver and The Red List of South African Plants Website

part Shade Cold EARLY Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Short Spurred Disa

Flower Size .16 to .24" [4 to 6 mm]

Found in southwestern Cape Province at elevations of 40 to 600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with 2 hyaline, basal sheaths and numerous, linear, spiraling, twisted leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, erect, cylindrical, 3 to many flowered inflorescence with as long as or slightly longer than the flowers floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Schelpe, Linder and Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Litved & Johnson 2012 photo fide