Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Disa tenuifolia
Synonym (old name) - Disa lutea
Common name - Yellow Disa
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Habitat Mountain seeps, often in moss, in the zone of the south-easter clouds
Altitude 500 to 1800m
Flowering time November to January often after fire
Description A slender plant up to 30cm. Leaves dimorphic (two different forms), with basal tuft of leaves narrow and grass-like, and stem leaves broader. Inflorescence lax, with 1-10 bright yellow flowers in loose spike. Lip pendent and linear, dorsal sepal with an obsolete spur.
tenuifolia meaning 'thin or slender', refers to the grass-like basal leaves.
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