Disa inflexa (Lindl.) Mundt ex Bolus 1888 SECTION Schizodium

Photo by Hubert Kurzweil , and his South African Orchid Website

Common Name The Bent Disa

Flower Size .6" [1.6 cm]

Found only in southwestern and southern Cape Province of South Africa in montane in sandstone and rocky areas at elevations of 900 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with cauline, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, 3.2 to 14" [8 to 35 cm] long, 1 to 7 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Schizodium inflexum Lindl. 1838

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 as Schizodium inflexum photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 as Schizodium inflexum drawing fide; A molecular phylogeny for the large African orchid genus Disa Bytebier 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #3 2014 photo fide;