Disa glandulosa Burch. ex Lindl. 1838 SECTION Atromaculiferae TYPE for the section

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Plant and Flowers in situ South Africa Photos by Tyrone Genade

plant and Flowers in situ South Africa Photo courtesy of Karsten Wodrich

Common Name The Glanded Disa

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Found in southern Cape Province South Africa in wet moss and turf on rocks and in small crevasses at elevations of 600 to 1500 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with 3 to 6 spreading, elliptic, imbricate leaves that blooms in the summer on a corymbose, 1 to 10 flowered inflorescence with bracts as long as the ovaries.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzwell 1999; A molecular phylogeny for the large African orchid genus Disa Bytebier 2006

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