Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Disa purpurascens

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 Disa purpurascens   Disa purpurascens


Occasional in dry, rocky or stony areas. Populations occur in well-drained sites in full sunlight


Sea level to 300m

Flowering time

October to November


Plants up to 50cm tall. Leaves at base of stem rigid and erect, remaining leaves cauline. Inflorescence 1-7 blue flowers (occasionally white), lip more purplish than the sepals, rear lobes of petals yellow or green. Spur is conical, lip ovate with margins crisped and curved upwards. This species can be confused with D. graminifolia but is distinct by the conical spur, upcurved lip margins and earlier flowering times.

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This website was last updated on
2017 / 3 / 27