Disa montana Sond. 1846 SECTION Stenocarpa

Photo by Cameron McMaster

Part shade Cold Spring

Common Name The Montane Disa

Flower Size 1.4" " [3.5 cm]

Found in eastern Cape Province South Africa on dry rocky grassland slopes at elevations of 1000 to 2400 meters as a to just large sized, cold growing terrestrial with linear-lanceolate, rigid, erect, largest below leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, to 24" [to 60 cm] long, laxly several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Disa poikilantha Kraenzl. 1915

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

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