Disa tysonii Bolus 1889 SECTION Reprandra

Plant and Flowers in situ Natal South Africa Photos by Dr. Helmuth Zelesny and The Orchid of Europe Website

Fragrant Part Sun Cold LATE Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name or Meaning Tyson's Disa [South African plant collector and teacher 1800's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in southern and eastern Cape Province and Natal South Africa as well as Lesotho at elevations up to 3000 meters in upland moist, rocky grasslands as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a robust stem carrying imbricate, narrowly ovate, acute, grading above into the bract-like leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, erect, densely many flowered inflorescence and carrying sweet vanilla scented flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Schelpe, Linder and Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 #7 2007 photo fide; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photos fide;