Disa racemosa L. f. 1782 SECTION Disa Linder

Inflorescence

Plants and flowers in situ Photos by Cameron McMaster

Part sunto

Common Name The Racemose Disa

Flower Size to about 2" [to 5 cm]

A winter blooming, small to large sized, cold to cool growing terrestrial with 3 to 10, narrowly lanceolate leaves on a leafy stem which graduate up into bracts that blooms in the spring on an elongate, bracteate raceme that is laxly 2 to 12 flowered and is from the Cape regions of South Africa in swampy regions and along streams at an altitude of 250 to 1500 meters that requires a fire to bring on blooming.

Synonyms Disa secunda Sw. 1800; Satyrium secundum Thunb. 1794

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 10 1958 drawing; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orquideologia Vol 14 No 1 1979; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 10 1980 photo; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 1 1985; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985 photo; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 3 1999 photo; A molecular phylogeny for the large African orchid genus Disa Bytebier 2006

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