Disa vasselotii Bolus ex Schltr. 1901 SECTION Disa

Plant and Flowers in situ South Africa

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

Full sun Cold Spring

Common Name Vasselott's Disa

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in southwestern Cape Province South Africa on damp and swampy slopes in mountains in full sun at elevations of 600 to 1300 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with radical, elliptic leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, subcorymbose to corymbose, densely 1 to many 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