Disa venosa Sw. 1800 SECTION Disa

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

Full sun Cool Cold Spring

Common Name The Veined Disa

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in southwestern Cape Province South Africa in swampy areas in full sun at elevations of sea-level to 1000 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with radical, narrowly lanceolate leaves grading into the cauline leaves above leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, to 20" [to 50 cm] long, laxly 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence,

Synonyms Disa excelsa Thunb. ex N.E.Br.1884

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 10 1980 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985 photo fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 65 #2 2001 photo fide; A molecular phylogeny for the large African orchid genus Disa Bytebier 2006