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Disa cornuta

Disa cornuta

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Diseae
SubTribe: Disinae
Genus: Disa
Species: D.cornuta
Alliance:
Binomial name
Disa cornuta
(L.) Sw. 1800


Disa cornuta is a cool growing Disa found in the grasslands of Southern Africa.

DescriptionEdit

Disa cornuta habitat

Disa cornuta in its habitat

Disa cornuta blooms in the spring. Flowers have purple sepals and white petals and are about 2 cm wide. Plant is usually found in partial to full sun. The plant can grow around 180cm tall.

DistributionEdit

The plant is found growing near rivers, in rocky and sandy terrain of grasslands from Zimbabwe to South Africa. The plant is found scattered in grasslands from elevations of 150m - 1000m

CultureEdit

Disa cornuta plate

Disa cornuta plate

Disa cornuta should be grown in partial shade and in cool temperatures. The plant is deciduous and should be watered regularly. Use a well drain medium with pH around 6-7.5. Plant can be divided through rhizomes and tubers.


NamingEdit

Common Name:Horned Disa

SynonymsEdit

  1. Disa macrantha Sw., Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Nya Handl. 21: 210 (1800).
  2. Disa aemula Bolus, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 22: 69 (1885).
  3. Disa cornuta var. aemula (Bolus) Kraenzl., Orchid. Gen. Sp. 1: 768 (1900).

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