Disa vigilans McMurty & Edwards 2006 SECTION Stenocarpa

Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Full sun Cold LATESpring EARLySummer

Common Name The Alert Disa [alludes to it's habit of being on the edge of cliffs and ledges]

Flower Size 1.1" [2.8 cm]

Found in Transvaal South Africa at elevations around 2000 to 2200 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with 7 to 9, cauline, rigid, somewhat grass-like, linear leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, laxly 7 to 16 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A molecular phylogeny for the large African orchid genus Disa Bytebier 2006; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008;