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Disa purpurascens

Disa purpurascens

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Diseae
SubTribe: Disinae
Genus: Disa
Species: D. purpurascens
Alliance:
Binomial name
Disa purpurascens
Bolus 1884


Disa purpurascens is a disa species found in Africa.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the fall with up to seven flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found in sandy coastline of south western Cape province, South Africa from 0 to 100 meters in elevation.

CultureEdit

Grow plants in cool areas with medium amounts of light. Plants require a dormant rest in the summer.


NamingEdit

Common Name: The purple Disa

SynonymsEdit

  1. Herschelia purpurascens (Bolus) Kraenzl., Orchid. Gen. Sp. 1: 803 (1900).
  2. Herschelianthe purpurascens (Bolus) Rauschert, Feddes Repert. 94: 435 (1983).

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