Disa lineata Bolus 1885 SECTION Disa

Plant and Flowers insitu

Photos courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Part Shade Cool Cold Spring

Common Name The Longitudinally Striped Disa

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in southwestern Cape Province South Africa in mountains on rock ledges at elevations of 600 to 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with narrowly lanceolate, cauline, erect leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, 16" [40 cm] long, lax 3 to 20 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide;