Disa obliqua (Lindl.) Bolus 1888 SECTION Schizodium

Photo by Marland Holderness and his Flickr Website

Common Name The Oblique Disa

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Found in southwestern Cape Province of South Africa in montane well drained slopes and rarely from swampy sandy sites in flatlands at elevations of sea-level to 600 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cool growing terrestrial with cauline leaves with free apices that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, 1 to 6" [2.5 to 15 cm] long, 2 to 6 [9] flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Schizodium obliquum Lindl.1838

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