Disa macrostachya (Lindl.) Bolus 1889 SECTION Monadenia

Plant and Flowers in situ Cape Province

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

Full Sun Cool Cold Spring

Common Name The Large Inflorescence Disa

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in W Cape Province near streams in rocky soil at elevations around 1500 meters as a slender small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a basal rosette of 4 to 8, linear, acute, lorate, the rest sheathing leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, lax, to 12" [to 30 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Monadenia macrostachya Lindl.1838

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