Disa intermedia H.P.Linder 1981 SECTION Trichochila

Inflorescence Photos by Lourens Grobler

FAINTFragranceFull sun Cool Cool Summer

Common Name The Inbetween Disa

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Swaziland in dry stony grasslands in full sun at elevations 1200 to 1500 meters as a cold growing terrestrial with imbricate, narrowly lanceolate, shiney green above, paler below, glabrous, cauline leaves grading into the floral bracts on a fertile stem that blooms in the early summer on an erect, terminal, semi-densely many [24 to 30] flowered inflorescence carrying indistinct faintly scented flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo ok; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; A molecular phylogeny for the large African orchid genus Disa Bytebier 2006; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008;