Disa fasciata Lindl. 1838 SECTION Vaginaria TYPE for the section

Plant and Flowers in situ Cape Province

Photo courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Part Shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Striped Disa

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in SW & S Cape Province South Africa in sandy areas in mountains at elevations of sealevel to 1000 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with cauline, mostly sheathing, purple basrred at base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, corymbose, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Orthopenthea fasciata (Lindl.) Rolfe 1912

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; A molecular phylogeny for the large African orchid genus Disa Bytebier 2006