Harley, Cywes and Linder Present New Study of Disas

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New e-book, ‘A Disa Companion,’ offers accessible and vibrant look at rare flowers.

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“Most books on orchids are printed and therefore expensive,” they say. “There are few dealing with this spectacular genus of orchid. The e-format also shows the colors to spectacular advantage.”

In their new e-bookA Disa Companion: The Art and Science of Disa Cultivation” (published by AuthorHouse), authors Eric Harley, Sid Cywes and Peter Linder present readers with a treatise on the rare flower known as the disa.

This detailed description of the intriguing, and often spectacular flowers of an orchid genus introduces interested audiences to a plant which is not well known outside of southern Africa. Aspects of the botany, genetics and cultivation of these orchids are covered, with numerous illustrations to show the variety of both natural and cultivated forms.

The authors are very excited about the electronic presentation of their work. “Most books on orchids are printed and therefore expensive,” they say. “There are few dealing with this spectacular genus of orchid. The e-format also shows the colors to spectacular advantage.”

“A Disa Companion”
By Eric Harley, Sid Cywes, Peter Linder
E-Book | 123 pages | ISBN 9781481797672
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Sid Cywes is a retired pediatric surgeon, having worked for several decades at the Red Cross Children's Hospital and University of Cape Town.He devotes his spare time energies to the cultivation and hybridization of disas, creating and publishing, with his wife, Marlene, many of the outstanding cultivars illustrated here.

Eric Harley worked from 1973 to 2004 at the University of Cape Town as a chemical pathologist with a particular interest in human, animal and plant molecular genetics. He is also a grower of disas with a special interest in the cliff-face disas.

Peter Linder completed a Ph.D. on the taxonomy of disas and its relatives at the Bolus Herbarium at the University of Cape Town. Continuing research on southern African orchids, focusing on the terrestrial groups, culminated in the publication, with Hubert Kurzweil, of the “Orchids of Southern Africa.” From 2001, he has held a teaching position at the University of Zurich.

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