Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Disa bolusiana

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 Disa bolusiana   Disa bolusiana
 Disa bolusiana   Disa bolusiana
 Disa bolusiana   Disa bolusiana
 Disa bolusiana


Exposed ridges in gravelly soils in full sunlight


Sea level to 1000m

Flowering time

December to January, sometimes earlier


Plants up to 30cm tall. Lower 2-5 leaves narrowly oblong, grading into the sheathing upper leaves. Inflorescence occasionally secund (flowers arranged apparently in one row along the side). Flowers lime-green in colour sometimes tinted red. Bracts with venation visible. Spur slender, acute, 16-22mm long. Can be confused with D. comosa, usually only reliably identified by leaf characteristics. bolusiana after Harry Bolus (1834-1911), founder of Herbarium at University of Cape Town, and expert on South African orchids and ericas

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This website was last updated on
2017 / 3 / 22