Disa schlechteriana Bolus 1905 SECTION Trichochila Photo by J. Blignaut and The Orchideen Journal 3/2012 Picasa Website

Part Sun Cold LATE Spring

Common Name or Meaning Schlechter's Disa [German Botanist early 1900's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in south southwestern Cape Province South Africa in rock strewn montane grassy slopes as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a slender, reed-like stem carrying radical, sulcate, cauline leaves and above, lax to subimbricate, completely sheathing, acute leaves that blooms in the late spring on a terminal, erect, lax, 3 to 12 flowered inflorescence with 2/3's as long as the ovary floral bracts and carry unscentyed flowers

Synonyms Herschelia schlechteriana (Bolus) H.P.Linder 1981; Herschelianthe schlechteriana (Bolus) N.C.Anthony 1985

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Schelpe, Linder and Hall 1982 as Herschelia schlechterianaphoto fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photos fide;