Disa pillansii L.Bolus 1916SECTION Disa

Photo by Kurzweil


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

Part sun Cool Cold Spring

Common Name The Bellows-Like Disa

Flower Size 1.1" [2.8 cm]

Found in southwestern Cape Province South Africa along streams and moss seepages on cliff-faces at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with radical, elliptical leaves and cauline leaves above to sheathing that blooms in the late spring on an erect, terminal, corymbose to subcorybose, to 12" [to 30 cm] long, 2 to 10 flowered inflorescence


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