Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Disa fasciata

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 Disa fasciata


Sandy areas after fire


Sea level to 1000m

Flowering time

Mostly in October


Plants erect and up to 25cm. Leaves are overlapping, cauline (arising from the stem), mostly sheathing with purple bars at their base. The inflorescence is corymbose (flat-topped) with 1-4 flowers which are white to pale-pink with some purplish spots. The lateral sepals are broadly oblong. Spur 3-5mm long. It is thought that Disa fasciata uses floral mimicry to entice pollinators, it is very similar in form and colour to the more common nectar-producing China flower Adenandra villosa.

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This website was last updated on
2017 / 3 / 27