The rare and beautiful red disa Disa uniflora of the Orchidaceae; its carmine flowers; red disa, see disa sense b; also called disa (sense a).
1869R. NobleCape & its People 261Singly or in masses, the ‘Pride of Table Mountain’, fondly named so by Capeites, is a magnificent representative of Flora, and many are the pilgrimages made to her shrine on the top of the mountain during the flowering season.
1888H. BolusOrchids of Cape Peninsula (1918) 147The colour of the side sepals is a brilliant carmine, the remaining parts blush-coloured, with delicate carmine veins on the inside of the back sepal, and bright orange tints on the upper part of the petals...The name which has been given to it, the ‘Pride of Table Mountain,’ indicates the honour in which it is held. It is indeed the queen of terrestrial orchids in the Southern Hemisphere.
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