Disa purpurascens

Disa purpurascens

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

Disa purpurascens is a disa species found in Africa.


Plant blooms in the fall with up to seven flowers.


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


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


Common Name: The purple Disa


  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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