Disa uncinata Bolus 1884 SECTION Disella Photo by Karsten Wodrich


Common Name The Hook-Shaped Disa

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

From the Table Mountain region of Cape Province South Africa along streams and in seepages at elevations of 100 to 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with slender, flexuous, narrowly lanceolate, lax leaves that blooms in the spring through early summer on an erect, terminal, to 50 cm] long, laxly 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

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