Disa oreophila Bolus 1889 SECTION Stenocarpa Lindl.

Flower Closeup

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Another Color Form Photo by Cameron McMaster

Part Sun Cold LATESpring Summer

Common Name The Mountain Loving Disa

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Lesotho, Cape Province, Natal, Orange Free State and Transvaal South Africa in rock crevices and on ledges in partial sun at elevations of 1200 to 2700 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with flexuous, erect, rigid, linear, acute leaves grading into bracts that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, terminal, to 14" [35 cm] long, laxly several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Disa oreophila subsp. erecta H.P.Linder 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 9 1979 photo; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982; 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;