Disa porrecta Sw.1800 SECTION Stenocarpa

Flower Closeup Photo by Cameron & Rhoda McMaster and their African Bulbs - South African Orchid Page

Full sun Full sun Cool Cold Summer

Common Name The Extended Disa [refers to the elongate flower]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Cape Province, Lesotho and Orange Free State in grasslands in full sun at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with radical, hysteranthous, linear leaves that blooms in the summer on a cylindrical, 8 to 24" [20 to 60 cm] long, several to numerous flowered inflorescence carrying spicily fragrant flowers

Synonyms Disa zeyheri Sond.1846

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 photo fide;

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