Disa clavicornis H.P.Linder 1984 SUBGENUS Hircicornes SECTION Hircicornes Kraenzl.

Plant and flowers in situ South Africa Photo by Lourens Grobler

Full sun Cold Summer

Common Name The Club-Shaped Horn Disa [refers to the clavate spur]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Transvaal South Africa in permanent vlei and on steep easterly slopes in damp, well drained grasslands at elevations of 1900 to 2300 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with cauline sheathing leaves grading to bracts on the sterile shoot that blooms in the summer on an erect, densely 20 to 50 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008;