Disa karooica S.D.Johnson & H.P.Linder 1995 SECTION Reticulibractea Photo by Rod Saunders and The Pacific Bulb Society Website

Part Sun Cold Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Karoo Disa [vast semi-arid western interior of South Africa]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in northwestern and central Cape Province at elevations below 1300 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a slender stem carrying basal, lorate, dry at flowering leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, to 24" [60 cm] long, lax, few flowered inflorescence.

Similar to Disa draconis but separated on the fact of the curious two-lobed petals that are very short in relation to the dorsal sepal


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photo/drawing fide;