Disa longipetala (Lindl.) Bolus 1889 SECTION Schizodium

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Plant In situ Cape Province Photos by P Linder and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Long Petaled Disa

Flower Size .64 to .96" [1.6 to 2.4 cm]

Found in southwestern Cape Province South Africa as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a basal rosette of a few, elliptical, obtuse, wavy margined leaves that blooms in the later winter and early spring on a terminal, erect, 2.8 to 8 cm [7 to 20 cm] long, 2 to 8 flowered inflorescence nd carrying sweetly vanilla scented flwoers.

Synonyms Schizodium antenniferum Schltr. 1897; Schizodium longipetalum Lindl. 1838

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; The Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Schelpe, Linder and Hall 1982 as Schizodium longipetalm photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 as Schizodium longipetalum drawing fide; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Litved & Johnson 2012 photo fide