Disa nervosa Lindl. 1838 SECTION Trichochila

Another Flower

Inflorescence Photos by Lourens Grobler

Fragrance Full sun Cold LATESpring Summer

Common Name The Nerved Disa

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Swaziland, Cape Province, Natal and Transvaal South Africa at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters in upland, dry, usually stony grassland in full sun as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with imbricate, narrowly lanceolate leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, terminal, cylindrical, densly many [55 to 85] flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Disa fanniniae Harv. ex Rolfe 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; A molecular phylogeny for the large African orchid genus Disa Bytebier 2006; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008;