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Orchid Species: Limodorum hians

Kew currently accepted name is Disa hians

Limodorum hians is an orchid species identified by (L.f.) Thunb. in 1794. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Disa hians.
Genus
Limodorum (Limo.)
Grex
hians
Parents
Species
Author
(L.f.) Thunb.
Year
1794
ORIGIN: Found in southern Cape Province South Africa in well drained often gravelly soils at elevations of sea level to 1000 meters near the cape.

DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with 6 to 8 radical, semi-rigid, erect leaves, completely sheathing, lax, brown cauline leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, erect, lax, 3 to 16 flowered inflorescence carrying very color variable, non resupinate flowers .

FLOWER SIZE: 1.2 inches [3 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Disa Disa hians 1826 (L.f.) Spreng.
Add+ Graphorkis Grks hians 1891 (L.f.) Kuntze
Add+ Herschelia Hers hians 1973 (L.f.) A.V.Hall
Add+ Herschelianthe Hse hians 1983 (L.f.) Rauschert
Add+ Satyrium Satm hians 1782 L.f.
Add+ Disa Disa lacera 1800 Sw.
Add+ Disa Disa outeniquensis 1924 Schltr.
Add+ Herschelia Hers lacera 1932 (Sw.) Fourc.
Add+ Herschelianthe Hse lacera 1983 (Sw.) Rauschert
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