Disa maculata L.f. 1782 SECTION Phlebidia

Plant and Flowers in situ Cape Province

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

Part shade Cool Cold Spring

Common Name The Spotted Disa

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in southwestern Cape Province near streams on rock ledges and in crevices in mountains at elevations around 600 to 1200 meters as a sub-flexuous, small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a basal rosette of elliptic, the rest cauline sheathing leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, to 12" [to 30 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Schizodium maculatum (L.f.) Lindl. 1838

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; A molecular phylogeny for the large African orchid genus Disa Bytebier 2006