Disa pulchra Sond. 1846 SECTION Stenocarpa

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Full sun Cold LATESpring

Common Name The Beautiful Disa

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Cape Province, Lesotho, Natal and Orange Free State in stony grasslands in full sun at elevations of 1200 to 2100 meters as a medium to just large sized, cold growing terrestrial with rigid, linear-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the late spring on an erect, terminal, laxly several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Disa kraussii Rolfe 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 9 1979 photo fide; 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