Disa minor (Sond.) Rchb.f. 1865 SECTION Disa Photo by K. Steiner - The Veld & Flora and The Botanical Society of South Africa Website

Part Sun Cold LATER Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Minor Disa

Flower Size to .64" [to 1.6 cm]

Found in southwestern Cape Province South Africa in mosses of transient watercourses flowering over open sandstone rocks at elevations of 1200 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a slender, stem carrying to 9 radical, very narrowly elliptic to elliptic, apiculate, hyaline to white petiolate base, grading smaller above, imbricate, sheathing, with free apices, caulineleaves that blooms in the later spring on a terminal, erect, corymobose, 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence and carrying non-resupinate, unscented flowers

A seldom seen high elevation fire dependent Terrestrial Orchid.

Synonyms Orthopenthea minor (Sond.) Rolfe 1912; *Penthea minor Sond. 1846;

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