Disa triloba Lindl. 1838 SECTION Coryphaea


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

Full sun Cold LATE Spring

Common Name The Three Lobed Disa

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in southwestern Cape Province South Africa on dry to damp rocky slopes in partial sun at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with basal, lorate, green, spreading, leaves that blooms in the late spring on an erect, terminal, sub-corymbose, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, 2 to 8 flowered inflorescence,


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