Disa salteri G.J.Lewis 1941 SECTION Trichochila


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

full sun Cool Cold Fall

Common Name Salter's Disa

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southwestern Cape Province South Africa, in stony areas with sandstone in full sun at elevations of sea-level to 1000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing terresrial with slender grasslike, linear, hysteranthous, leaves becoming cauline sheathing leaves above that blooms in the fall after fires on an erect, terminal, slender, to 24" [60 cm] long, laxly several flowered inflorescence,

Synonyms Amphigena salteri (G.J.Lewis) Szlach. 2003

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