Disa oligantha Rchb.f. 1865 SECTION Disa Drawing by Bolus and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Sun Cold LATE Spring EARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning Sparsely Blooming Disa

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in southwestern Cape Province South Africa at elevations around 950 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a slender stem carrying the cauline, subimbricate, sheathing stem, apices free, narrowly lanceolate to linear, grading above into the 6 radical narrowly oblanceolate, apiculate leaves above that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, erect, corymbose, to 10 flowered inflorescence with slightly longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, unscented flowers

Synonyms Disa parvilabris Bolus 1882; Orthopenthea triloba (Sond.) Rolfe 1912; Penthea triloba Sond. 1846;

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