Disa remota H.P.Linder 2006 SECTION Disa Drawing by Peter Swart and The Plantweb South African Plants Website

FragrantPart Sun Cold LATERSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Remote Disa [refers to its hard to get to location]

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Found in southwestern Cape Province South Africa on montane grassy slopes at elevations around 1690 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a fairly robust, erect, beet red suffused stem carrying all cauline, linear-lanceolate, tapering to an acute apex, lower leaves larger, upper lealeaves topping the inflorescence and blooms in the late spring on a terminal, erect, 2.4" [6 cm] long, to 21 flowered inflroescence with purplish green, linear-lanceolate, acute, longer than the flower floral bracts and carrying foul smelling flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photos fide;