Mary Sue Ittner msittner@mcn.org
Mon, 24 Oct 2005 17:45:54 PDT

I finished adding some pictures of wild Disa pictures taken by Cameron 
McMaster in the Eastern Cape, South Africa to the Disa wiki page. They may 
not be as dramatic as Disa uniflora and may not be easy to grow, but there 
is great diversity just in the ones he photographed and this is a large 
genus so there must be many different forms. One species looked a little 
like a Delphinium to me and one seems to have a "beard" or a fluffy tail 
(D. lugens). It brought to mind some of the wonderful ground orchids of 
Australia that look like faces. There is a bright orange spiky one and some 
pretty pink ones. Maybe Cameron can tell us a little about his pictures? Do 
many people in South Africa try to grow Disa?


Mary Sue

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