Disa pulchella Hochst. ex A.Rich. 1850 SECTION Stenocarpa Lindl. Drawing by M.A. Richard and The Plant Illustration Website

FragrantPart Sun Cold LATERSpring Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Beautiful Disa

Flower Size .8" [.8 cm]

Found in Ethiopia and Yemen in erica thickets and alpine scrublands at elevations of 1800 to 3800 meters as a miniatuer to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a leafy, erect stem carrying 5 to 8, largest in center, lanceolate to linear-elliptic leaves that blooms in the later spring and summer on a terminal, erect, cylindric, 1.4 to 4.4" [3.5 to 11 cm] long, densely 3 to many flowered inflorescence carrying sweetly scented flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000; Field Guide to the Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb & Rasmussen 2004