Disa densiflora (Lindl.) Bolus 1889 SECTION Monadenia
Plant and Inflorescence
Photos courtesy of © Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website
Common Name The Densely Flowered Disa
Flower Size .4" [1 cm]
Found in southern and southwesterrn Cape Province in coastal flats at elevations of sea-level to 1800 meters in sand and stony soils as a mini-miniature to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with many linear-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, slender, to 14" [35 cm] long, cylindrical, many flowered inflorescence.
Synonyms Disa auriculata Bolus 1896; Disa multiflora (Sond.) Bolus 1888; Monadenia auriculata (Bolus) Rolfe 1912; *Monadenia densiflora Lindl.1838; Monadenia multiflora Sond. 1846
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 as Monadenia densiflora photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 40 2000 as Monadenia densiflora; A molecular phylogeny for the large African orchid genus Disa Bytebier 2006