Disa harveyana Lindl. 1842 SECTION Reticulibractea

Inflorescence in full bloom

Plant with tuber in situ South Africa

Plant as Inflorescence arises Photos by Tyrone Genade

and EARLY

Common Name Harvey's Disa [Irish Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Southwest South Africa in shrubby habitats on dry slopes associated with sandstone as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with basal, lorate, dry at flowering leaves that blooms in the spring [subsp harveyana] through early summer [subsp longicalcarata] on a terminal, erect, lax, fto 24" [to 60 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Disa harveyana subsp. longicalcarata S.D.Johnson & H.P.Linder 1995

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 as Synonym of D draconis; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzwell 1999; A molecular phylogeny for the large African orchid genus Disa Bytebier 2006; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photo/drawing fide;

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