Disa

Disa is a genus in the family Orchidaceae and is mostly found in southern and eastern Africa. Species are deciduous or evergreen terrestrial plants with both tuberous and stoloniferous root systems. They are found from sea level to about 7000 feet. They grow in full sun to partial shade. They seem to require regardless of their growing conditions that their roots remain cool and moist. While there are about 200 different species known, only a few are commonly grown. The easily grown evergreen species include Disa aurata, Disa cardinalis, Disa caulescens, Disa racemosa, Disa tripetaloides, Disa uniflora, and Disa venosa.

Disa cardinalis, Ragnhild CrawfordDisa cooperi, Aurora Peak, Cameron McMasterDisa cornuta, Maclear, Bob RutemoellerDisa crassicornis, Aurora Peak, Cameron McMasterDisa graminifolia, Napier, Cameron McMasterDisa porrecta, Balloch, Mary Sue IttnerDisa pulchra, Cameron McMaster

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Disa species
Disa aconitoides Disa atricapilla Disa bivalvata Disa bracteata
Disa brevicornis Disa cardinalis Disa cephalotes Disa chrysostachya
Disa cooperi Disa cornuta Disa crassicornis Disa cylindrica
Disa fragrans Disa graminifolia Disa hians Disa karooica
Disa lugens Disa nervosa Disa nivea Disa oreophila
Disa patula Disa polygonoides Disa porrecta Disa pulchra
Disa racemosa Disa sagittalis Disa scullyi Disa stachyoides
Disa stricta Disa thodei Disa uniflora Disa versicolor

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