Disa ferruginea (Thunb.) Sw. 1800 SECTION Stenocarpa Lindl. Photo By Leon van Eck and his Orchid Blogspot.

Flower Closeup Photo by Tyrone Genade

Plant in situ South Africa Photo by Karsten Wodrich


Common Name The Rust Red Disa

Flower Size 3/4" [1.9 cm]

From the Table Mountain area of Cape Province South Africa as a small to medium sized, cold to warm growing terrestrial in and around sandstone areas at elevations of 300 to 1350 meters with basal linear, hysteranthous, cauline, lax to imbricate leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, short, densly many flowered inflorescence occuring in the summer.

Synonyms Disa porrecta Ker Gawl. 1818; *Satyrium ferrugineum Thunb. 1893

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257- 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 3 1993 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzwell 1999 photo fide; A molecular phylogeny for the large African orchid genus Disa Bytebier 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 #7 2007 photo fide;