Disa micropetala Schltr. 1895 SECTION Disella Photo by Kurzweil

Drawing Drawing by Schlechter and The Kew Royal Botanical Garden Website

Part Sun Cold LATER Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Small Petaled Disa

Flower Size small

Found in southern and southwestern Cape Province South Africa in grasslands of montane slopes at elevations of 800 to 1650 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a slender, stem carrying hyaline, obtuse, basal sheaths and numerous linear-acuminate, imbricate leaves above that blooms in the later spring on a terminal, erect, to 12" [30 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Schelpe, Linder and Hall 1982; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photos fide;

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