Disa sanguinea Sond. 1846SECTION Trichochila Photo by Kurzweil

Plant and Inflorescnece in situ Photo by Maureen Ponting and her Nature Trek Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part Sun Cold LATERSpring EARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Blood Red Disa

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Natal South Africa in montane grasslands as a small to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with cauline, lanceolate, imbricate, longest at base, grading smaller above leaves that blooms in the later spring and early summer on a terminal, erect, densely many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Disa huttonii Rchb.f. 1881

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