Disa pygmaea Bolus 1885 SECTION Monadenia

Plant And Flowers

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

Full sun Cool Spring

Common Name The Small Disa

Flower Size 1/3" [8mm]

Found in southwestern Cape Province South Africa, in dry rocky or stony areas in full sun at elevations of sea-level to 900 meters as a mini-minature sized, cool growing terresrial blooming in the spring on an erect, terminal, obovate, dense, to 6" [15 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Monadenia pygmaea (Bolus) T.Durand & Schinz 1894

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 as Monadenia pygmaea photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 photo fide; A molecular phylogeny for the large African orchid genus Disa Bytebier 2006