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Disa tripetaloides

Disa tripetaloides

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Diseae
SubTribe: Disinae
Genus: Disa
Species: D. tripetaloides
Alliance:
Binomial name
Disa tripetaloides
N.E. Br. 1889


Disa tripetaloides is a disa species found in South Africa.

DescriptionEdit

Flowers are white or pink and 2.5 cm wide . Blooms from winter to summer.

DistributionEdit

Found along rock crevasse, fast moving streams, and along waterfalls from elevations of 0 to 1000 meters in South Africa.

CultureEdit

Disa tripetaloides plate

Disa tripetaloides plate

Keep tubers loose in sphagnum moss and plant in a mixture of sphagnum moss and perlite. Plant should be kept cool and in partial to full sun. Keep pot sitting in about 2 inches distilled water and change periodically. Always use purified water because plant is sensitive to minerals and repot annually. Avoid fertilization or use extremely less than recommended dosage.

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Disa tripetaloides pinks Disa tripetaloides variety Sepals has heavy pink spots petals are pink
Disa tripetaloides pink flush Disa tripetaloides pink flush Sepals and petals are light pink

NamingEdit

Common Name: Tripetalus-Like Disa

SynonymsEdit

  1. Disa excelsa Sw. 1800
  2. Disa falcata Schltr. 1893
  3. Disa venosa Lindl. 1838
  4. Herschelia excelsa (Thunb.)
  5. Kraenzl. 1904; Herschelianthe excelsa (Thunb.)
  6. Rauschert 1983
  7. Orchis tripetaloides L. f. 1781;
  8. Satyrium excelsum Thunb. 1784

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