Disa neglecta Sond. 1846 SECTION Disa Photo by Jan and Anne Lise Schutte-Vlok and The Pacific Bulb Society Website

Part Sun Cold LATER Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Neglected Disa

Flower Size to .64" [to 1.6 cm]

Found in western Cape Province South Africa at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a slender stem with 1 to 2 hyaline, basal sheaths and carrying 5 to 9, cauline, linear leaves that blooms in the later spring on an erect, densesly many flowered inflorescence with as long or longer than the flower floral bracts and c

A seldom seen high elevation fire dependent Terrestrial Orchid.


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