Disa extinctoria Rchb.f. 1881 SECTION Micranthae Photo by Lourens Grobler and his Flickr Afriorchids Orchid Photo Website

Part Sun Cold LATE Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Candle-Damper-Like Disa [refers to the flowers nodding habit] or The Dyed Disa [refers to the intense color of the flowers] [I have found references for both definitions of the names]

Flower Size

Found in Swaziland and Transvaal South Africa at elevations of 600 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a slender to moderately robust stem carrying on the sterile shoot, 2 to 3, held at a 45 degree angle, conduplicate, narrow leaves qnd on the fertile stem carrying 8 to 12, cauline, lanceoalte, grading into bracts above leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, erect, densely 30 to 70 flwoered inflorescence with nodding flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler & Burns 2008 photo fide