Disa aurata (Bolus) L.T.Parker & Koop. 1993 SECTION Disa Photo courtesy of Rogier van Vugt and his Orchid webpage


Common Name The Golden Disa

Flower Size

Found in the mountains in the Swellendam area of Cape Province South Africa on stream banks and on damp montain slopes at elevations of sea level to 1000 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with radical, narrowly lanceolate leaves grading into cauline leaves up the stem that blooms in the later spring and early summer on an erect, lax, several flowered inflroescence with non-resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Disa tripetaloides subsp. aurata (Bolus) H.P.Linder 1981; *Disa tripetaloides var. aurata Bolus 1893;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as D tripetaloides var aurata; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 as D tripetaloides ssp aurata photo fide; A molecular phylogeny for the large African orchid genus Disa Bytebier 2006