Disa cornuta

Disa cornuta

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Diseae
SubTribe: Disinae
Genus: Disa
Species: D.cornuta
Binomial name
Disa cornuta
(L.) Sw. 1800

Disa cornuta is a cool growing Disa found in the grasslands of Southern Africa.


Disa cornuta habitat

Disa cornuta in its habitat

Disa cornuta blooms in the spring. Flowers have purple sepals and white petals and are about 2 cm wide. Plant is usually found in partial to full sun. The plant can grow around 180cm tall.


The plant is found growing near rivers, in rocky and sandy terrain of grasslands from Zimbabwe to South Africa. The plant is found scattered in grasslands from elevations of 150m - 1000m


Disa cornuta plate

Disa cornuta plate

Disa cornuta should be grown in partial shade and in cool temperatures. The plant is deciduous and should be watered regularly. Use a well drain medium with pH around 6-7.5. Plant can be divided through rhizomes and tubers.


Common Name:Horned Disa


  1. Disa macrantha Sw., Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Nya Handl. 21: 210 (1800).
  2. Disa aemula Bolus, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 22: 69 (1885).
  3. Disa cornuta var. aemula (Bolus) Kraenzl., Orchid. Gen. Sp. 1: 768 (1900).

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