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

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, 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

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photo/drawing fide;

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