Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Disperis cucullata

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Seasonally damp, often sandy places


Near sea level to 400m

Flowering time

August to October


Plant slender and puberulous (with soft, short hair), up to 23cm tall. Leaves two, cauline (arising from the stem), minutely hairy on margins and undersurface. Flowers solitary, pale green with darker green dots on petals. Dorsal sepal is hooded and erect. Spurs 2-3mm long. This species pollinated by oil-collecting bee. cucullatus meaning 'hooded' referring to the erect, hooded dorsal sepal.

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2017 / 3 / 27