Disa multifida Lindl. 1838 SECTION Trichochila Photo by Christian Lueg and Ground Orchid Website

Full shadeCold LATERSpring

Common Name The Many Shaped Disa

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Found in southwestern Cape Province on dry stony mountain slopes usually in full sun at elevations of 300 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with grass-like leaves that blooms in the later spring on an erect, 3 to 8 flowered inflorescecnce

Synonyms Disa charpentieriana Rchb.f. 1847; Herschelia charpentieriana (Rchb.f.) Kraenzl. 1900; Herschelia multifida (Lindl.) Rolfe 1913; Herschelianthe charpentieriana (Rchb.f.) Rauschert 1983; Herschelianthe multifida (Lindl.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as D charpentieriana; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257- 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974 as Herschelia charpenteriana; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 as Herschelia multifidia photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 as Herschelianthe multifida ;