Disa chrysostachya Sw. 1800 SUBGENUS Micranthae


Plant and Flowers in situ South Africa Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Plant and Flowers in situ South Africa Photo by Cameron McMaster

Full SunCoolColdLATE Spring EARLYSummer

Common Name The Golden Yellow Disa

Flower Size 7/8" [2.2 cm]

Found in Lesotho, Swaziland, Cape Province, Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal South Africa in damp and marshy areas at elevations of near sea-level to 2100 meters as a small to giant sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a fertile shoot with cauline, tightly overlapping leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, terminal, slender, tapering, 4 to 26" [10 to 55 cm] long, many [40 to 120] flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Disa gracilis Lindl. 1838

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as D chrysantha; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 9 1979 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 drawing/photo fide; A molecular phylogeny for the large African orchid genus Disa Bytebier 2006; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 drawings fide;