Disa reticulata Bolus 1885 SECTION Monadenia

Inflorescence Photos by Cameron McMaster

Fragrance Full sunLATESpring

Common Name The Reticulate Disa

Flower Size

Found in southewestern and southern Cape Province South Africa usually in moist sand in full sun at elevations of sea level to 900 meters as a miniature to medium szied, cold growing terrestrial with linear-lanceoalte leaves that blooms in the late spring on a usually cylindrical, dense, several flowered inflorescence carrying strongly lime-scented flowers

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 as Monadenia reticulata; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo ok; A molecular phylogeny for the large African orchid genus Disa Bytebier 2006