Disa thodei Schltr. ex Kraenzl.1900 SECTION Micranthae

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FragranceFull sun Cold LATESpringEARLYsummer

Common Name Thode's Disa

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Cape Province, Lesotho and Natal along streams in full sun at elevations of 1800 to 2400 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a separate leafy shoot that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, terminal, to 12" [30 cm] long, laxly 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 9 1979 photo fide; 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; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 #7 2007 photo fide;