Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Disa cornuta

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 Disa cornuta   Disa cornuta
 Disa cornuta   Disa cornuta
 Disa cornuta   Disa cornuta
 Disa cornuta


Widespread in grasslands and on mountains, and sandy flats


Flowering time

September to February


Robust perennial up to 1m with overlapping, lance-shaped leaves up the stem. Inflorescence is cylindrical and dense. Flowers are somewhat downward-facing, the dorsal helmet-like sepal is purple and the 2 contrasting silvery-white lower lobes have a dark eye. The dorsal sepal has a spur 10-20mm long. It is one of the very few orchids that occurs in both winter- and summer-rainfall regions.

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This website was last updated on
2017 / 3 / 22