Disa cardinalis H.P.Linder 1980 SECTION Disa

Photo by Bernd Haynold

Another Color Photo by Jan of South Africa

Full sun Cold Spring

Common Name The Red Disa

Flower Size 2.2" [5.5 cm]

Found in southern Cape Province South Africa along streams on inland slopes in full sun at elevations around 600 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with radical, narrowly elliptical, grading into cauline leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, to 24" [60 cm] long, several to many [25] flowered inflorescence carrying resupinate flowers

Synonyms Monadenia bolusiana (Schltr.) Rolfe 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 10 1980 photo; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985 photo; A molecular phylogeny for the large African orchid genus Disa Bytebier 2006

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