Disa cochlearis S.D.Johnson & Liltved 1997 SECTION Trichochila TYPE Photo by S.D.Johnson & Liltved and Disa cochlearis, a new orchid species from the Karoo region of South Africa

Part sunCold EARLYSummer

Common Name The Spoon Shaped Lip Disa

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in around Elandsberg Cape Province of South Africa in rocky soil on steep south facing slopes as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with transluscent beige, elongate, irregular tubers giving rise to 4 to 9, basal, hysteranthous [not present at blooming], linear, folded towards the apex, conduplicate, becoming cauline leaves above that blooms in the early summer on an erect, to 18" [45 cm] long, wiry, lax, 3 to 11 flowered inflorescence with brown, papery bracts.

Synonyms Amphigena cochlearis (S.D.Johnson & Liltved) Szlach. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999;