Disa tripetaloides

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Disa tripetaloides
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Diseae
Subtribe: Disinae
Genus: Disa
Species: D. tripetaloides
Binomial name
Disa tripetaloides
(L.f.) N.E. Br.

Disa tripetaloides is a species of orchid that grows along the edges of streams in South Africa.[1] This is one of the smaller species in the genus Disa in the section Disa. There are populations that come from the winter-rainfall areas of South Africa, and summer-rainfall areas of South Africa.

It is also among one of the four commonly grown species of Disa in cultivation. The other three being Disa aurata, Disa cardinalis, and Disa uniflora. Disa tripetaloides is able to reproduce sexually and asexually. Asexual reproduction occurs by means of creating offshoots along the base of the plant and on stolons.


  1. ^ Wodrich, Karsten (1997). Growing South African Indigenous Orchids. p. 59. ISBN 9054106506.