Disa newdigateae L.Bolus 1931 SECTION Trichochila Drawing by Bolus and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Sun Cold LATER Fall

Common Name or Meaning Newdigate's Disa [South African Discoverer of species 1900's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in southern Cape Province South Africa at elevations around 210 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a slender, reed-like strem carrying radical, linear, cauline, lax to sub-imbricate leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, to 5.2" [13 cm] long, lax, several to many flowered inflorescence

A very rare terrestrial that was last seen in 1935 and may be extinct. The Drawing is cited as D forficaria in error, Lucy Bolus the daughter-in -law of Harry Bolus who drew the drawing above realized that her father-in-law was incorrect in his determination and described it as a new species, D newdigateae.

Synonyms Herschelia newdigateae (L.Bolus) H.P.Linder 1981; Herschelianthe newdigateae (L.Bolus) N.C.Anthony 1985

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Schelpe, Linder and Hall 1982 as Herschelia newdigatyeae; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 as Herschelianthe newdigateae; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 drawings fide;