Disa sabulosa Bolus 1893SECTION Monadenia

Plant And Flowers in situ South Africa

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

full sun Cool Spring

Common Name The Disa

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Found in southwestern Cape Province South Africa in sandy areas near the coast in full sun at elevations around 300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing terresrial with undulate margined leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, obovate,, to 8" [20 cm] long, densely several flowered inflorescence,

Synonyms Monadenia sabulosa (Bolus) Kraenzl. 1900

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