Disa schizodioides Sond. 1846SECTION Phlebidia

Plant and Flowers in situ South Africa

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

full sun Cold LATESummer EARLYSummer

Common Name The Schizodium-Like Disa

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in southern Cape Province South Africa, in peaty soil or in crevices or among rocks in full sun at elevations of 1000 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cold growing terresrial with radical, narrowly elliptic leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, terminal, to 10" [ to 25 cm] long, usually single flowered inflorescence,

Synonyms Orthopenthea schizodioides (Sond.) Rolfe 1912

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