Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Disa graminifolia


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 Disa graminifolia   Disa graminifolia
 Disa graminifolia   Disa graminifolia
 Disa graminifolia   Disa graminifolia
 Disa graminifolia   Disa graminifolia

Habitat

Dry rocky sandstone, often in dense vegetation, in full sunlight

Altitude

300 to 1000m

Flowering time

January to March

Description

Slender plant up to 60cm tall with radical (arising from the base of the stem), grass-like leaves, that are dry at flowering. Inflorescence lax with 2-6 blue to violet-purple flowers, with petal apices often green, and lip dark purple. The 2-4mm long spur is club-shaped. Flowers often sweetly scented. It is thought that the orchid is pollinated by carpenter bees which mistake the brilliant blue flowers for a source of nectar. This species can be confused with D. purpurascens but can be identified by the club-shaped spur, down-curved lip margins and later flowering time. graminifolia meaning 'grass-like' refers to the grass-like leaves

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2017 / 3 / 26