Disa oreophila Bolus 1889 SECTION Stenocarpa Lindl.

Flower Closeup

Inflorescence Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Color Form Photo by Cameron McMaster

D oreophila subsp erecta Photo by Kurzweil

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; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 as D oreophila subsp erecta; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 as D oreophila subsp erecta photo fide; 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;

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