Disa nivea H.P.Linder 1981 SECTION Stenocarpa

Flower Closeup Photo by Cameron & Rhoda McMaster and their African Bulbs - South African Orchid Page

Full sun Cool Cold Summer

Common Name The White Flowered Disa

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Lesotho and Natal on rock ledges, or steep rocky slopes on cave sandstone in full sun at elevations of 2250 to 2500 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with rigid, erect, linear, along the stem to the inflorescence base leaves that bloom in the summer on an erect, terminal, 8 to 16" [20 to 40 cm] long, loosely several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms

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 Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide;

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