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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Disa (origin of name unknown). Orchidaceae. Terrestrial orchids, mostly South African, of which several are known to fanciers, but only one of which is in the American trade.

Sepals free, spreading, upper one galeate, produced in a horn or spur at the base; petals inconspicuous, small, adnate to the base of the column.—Sixty or more species. D. grandiflora is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful of known orchids, but as yet difficult to manage under artificial conditions.

D. crassicornis, Lindl. Spike few-fld.; lateral sepals oblong, the dorsal smaller; reflexed petals, and lip Ianceolate. S. Afr. Gn. 73. p. 187.— D. Elwesii. Hort. A garden hybrid, probably between D. kewensis and D. Veitchii. — D. equestris, Reichb. f. Dorsal sepal funnel-shaped, pale blue; petals white. Rhodesia. — D. erubescent, Rendle. Fls. large and handsome, somewhat resembling D. grandiflora in color. Trop. Afr. — D. kewensis, Hort. Hybrid between D. grandiflora and D. tripetaloides. Spike few-fid.; rid. 1½ in. across; lateral sepals rosy pink, the dorsal paler, red-spotted; lip yellowish, crimson-spotted. Gt. 52:1510. O.K. 6:24; 9:273; 20:336. — D. longicornu. Linn. f. Plant ½-1 ft. high, producing a single fl. about 2 in. long resembling a light blue delphinium. S. Air. — D. lugens, Bolus. Spike 10-15-fld.; fls. dull purple, the lip green, lacerated. S. Afr. B.M.8415. — D. Euna, Hort. A garden hybrid between D. racemosa and D. Veitchii. — D. puIchra, Sond. Spike 6-12 in. long; fls. rose. S. Afr. G. 28: 201. — D. racemosa, Linn. f. Racemes 4-9-fld.; fls. deep rose-red, about 1½ in. across. S. Afr. B.M. 7021. J.H. III. 47:213.— D. sagittalis, Swarts. Fls. in a short raceme, about ⅔ in. long, pale lilac, the petals and lip red-streaked. S. Afr. B.M. 7403. G.C. III. 51:312. — D. Veitchii, Hort. Hybrid between D. racemosa and D. grandiflora. Fls. about 2½ in. across, rose-lilac. J.H. III. 43: 145. C.O.I. O.R. 6:241; 9:273; 20:336.— D. venusta. Bolus. A slender species with grass-like lvs. S. Afr. George V. Nash. CH

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