Disa longifolia Lindl. 1838 SECTION Disella Photo by Kurzweil


Drawing by Harry Bolus and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Full sun Cold LATE Summer EARLY Spring

Common Name The Long Leaved Disa

Flower Size .36" [9 mm]

Found in southwest Cape Province South Africa in damp areas at elevations of 600 to 1200 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying erect, linear, cauline leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, erect, usually dense, cylindric, to 16" [40 cm,] long, many flowered inflorescence with usually longer than the flowers floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schlepe and Hall 1982; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001;