Disa subtenuicornis H.P.Linder 1981SECTION Disella Lindl.

Plant and Flowers in situ

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

Full sun Cold LATE Spring

Common Name The Less than Delicate Horned Disa

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Cape Province South Africa in damp peaty soils on mountains in full sun at elevations around 1200 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with cauline, linear, erect leaves that blooms in the late spring on an erect, terminal, cylindrical to 10" [ to 25 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence,


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