Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Disa obtusa subsp. hottentotica


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 Disa obtusa subsp. hottentotica   Disa obtusa subsp. hottentotica



Habitat

Deep, peaty soils

Altitude

200 to 1500m

Flowering time

October to December only after fires

Description

Erect plants up to 400mm tall, usually slender. Leaves cauline (arising from the stem), linear, imbricate and grading into the floral bracts. Inflorescence slender, dense and with numerous flowers, bracts usually overtopping the flowers. Flowers facing down, white to brown to purple and often spotted. Spur with deep dosal groove. Dorsal sepal 5-8mm long, longer than other sub-species. Three subspecies are curently recognized.

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2017 / 3 / 27