Disa rufescens (Thunb.) Sw. 1800 SECTION Monadenia

Inflorescence Photo by Marland Holderness and his Flickr Website

Common Name The Light Fox-Red Disa

Flower Size 7/8" [2.2 cm]

Found in southwestern Cape Province South Africa in mountains insand or in stony soils at elevations of sea-level to 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with narrowly lanceoalte leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, laxly many flowered inflorescence with dark green, imbricate bractsa that partly obscure the flower..

Synonyms Monadenia lancifolia Sond.1846; Monadenia leptostachys Sond. 1846; Monadenia macrocera Lindl. 1838; Monadenia rufescens (Thunb.) Rchb.f. 1883; *Satyrium rufescens Thunb.1794

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe and Hall 1982 as Monadenia rufescens photo good; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide;