Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Disa bivalvata
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Habitat Slight seepages and mountain slopes
Altitude From sea-level to 2000m
Flowering time Flowers m September to January often in large colonies, usually after fire
Description A perennial up to 40cm, leaves linear to lanceolate and cauline(arising from the stem).
Often confused with Disa atricapilla but Disa bivalvata is recognized by the shape and colour of its lateral sepals which are white. The inflorescence is corymbose (flat topped) with up to 30 flowers, the sepals white and the petals and lip maroon, the spur is obsolete.
Disa more than likely named after legendary Swedish queen Disa
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