Disa venusta Bolus 1884 SECTION Trichochila Photos by Cameron McMaster

Inflorescence Photo by Jaco Adendorff

Another Flower

Plant & Flowers in situ South Africa

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

Full sun Cool Cold Summer

Common Name The Charming Disa

Flower Size 1.3 [3.2 cm]

Found in southwestern and eastern Cape Province South Africa in damp areas in full sun at elevations of sea-level to 1000 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, to 24" [to 60 cm] long, laxly 12 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Herschelia venusta (Bolus) Kraenzl. 1900; Herschelianthe venusta (Bolus) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 as Herschelia venusta photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; A molecular phylogeny for the large African orchid genus Disa Bytebier 2006