Disa rosea Lindl. 1838 SECTION Pardoglossa TYPE for the section

Plant And White Flowers

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

Part sun Cool ColdLATERSpring

Common Name The Rose Colored Disa

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in SW Cape Province South Africa, on mossy rock ledges in seepages in partial sun at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terresrial with cauline, lower 2 to 3 spreading, ovate, purple below leaves that blooms in the later spring on an erect, terminal, sub-corymbose, to 8" [20 cm] long, 1 to 10 flowered inflorescence,

Synonyms Orthopenthea rosea (Lindl.) Rolfe 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; A molecular phylogeny for the large African orchid genus Disa Bytebier 2006