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Glossary
Disa

Disa Alec Lurie
Family Orchidaceae
Name Disa
Featured Plant November 2007
Etymology
Disa Named after Queen Disa, of Swedish mythology who passed one of King Freyr's tests by visiting him dressed in a net, referring to the dorsal sepal in some species that has a net like appearance.

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Disa uniflora & Hybrids
Disa tripetaloides
  See also:  Terestrials

Disa is a genus of orchids that come from South Africa. A number of species live amongst reeds on the banks of cold mountain streams. These unusual orchids actually live in wet ground!

 Disa uniflora & Hybrids

Disa uniflora has been used extensively both in line breeding and to create Disa hybrids for the cut flower market. The usual colour is bright red but orange, yellow, pink and white colours are now available.



Disa uniflora 'Yellow Giants' × 'Golden Glow'

Disa Issy Klein

 Disa tripetaloides


Alba form
Name Disa tripetaloides

This species has much smaller flowers but makes up for it by producing many flowers over a long season. It is one of the species bred to Disa uniflora to create white flowers.


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