Disa telipogonis Rchb.f. 1847 SECTION Disa Lindl.

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

Part sun Cool Cold Spring

Common Name The Telipogon-Like Disa

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Cape Province South Africa in rock crevises near seepages or streams in full sun at elevations of 300 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, loosely corymbose, to 24" [to 60 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence,

Synonyms Orthopenthea telipogonis (Rchb.f.) 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; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photos fide;