Disa ocellata Bolus 1884 SECTION Disella

Plant and Flowers in situ

Photos courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Part shade Cold LATESpring

Common Name The Eyed Disa

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southwestern Cape Province South Africa in moss banks in stony soils at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with cauline, linear, erect, imbricate leaves that blooms in the late spring on an erect, lax, to 12" [to 30 cm] long, to 20 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Disa maculata Harv. ex Lindl. 1842

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; 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