Disa flexuosa (L.) Sw. 1800 SECTION Schizodfium Photo The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Plant in situ South Africa Photo by Hubert Kurzweil , and his South African Orchid Website

Part shade ColdLATESpring

Common Name The Flexuous Disa

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in west southwestern Cape Province on sand along streams at elevations of sea level to 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with cauline, basally claspingleaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, 6 to 14" [15 to 35 cm] long, 1 to 3 [5] flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Orchis flexuosa L.1760; Orchis undulata Poir. 1798; Satyrium flexuosum (L.) Thunb. 1794; Schizodium flexuosum (L.) Lindl. 1838

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Schizodium flexuousum; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 as Schizodium flexuosum photo good; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 as Schizodium flexuousum drawing/photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 photo fide; A molecular phylogeny for the large African orchid genus Disa Bytebier 2006