Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Disa vaginata
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Habitat Isolated plants or small populations can occur in dry stony soil or in damp, mossy rock crevices.
Altitude 300 to 1300m
Flowering time November to December
Description Plants slender up to 20cm tall. Leaves clustered basally, remainder almost entirely sheathing the stem, grading into the floral bracts. Inflorescence sub-corymbose, with 3-10 rose-pink flowers with darker spots on lateral sepals and petals. Spur slender 5-6mm long, lip oblanceolate and slightly notched.
vaginata meaning 'sheathed', refers to the sheathing leaves of the stem
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