Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Disa bracteata
Synonym (old name) - Monadenia bracteata
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Habitat Coastal fynbos, especially in areas of mild disturbance, such as along roadsides. Also recorded from Australia where it has probably been accidently introduced and is now a roadside weed.
Altitude Sea level to 2000m
Flowering time September to November
Description Erect slender plant up to 30cm. Leaves up the stem, linear-lanceolate. Inflorescence cylindrical, in a dense spike, flowers small and green with the sepals usually tinted maroon. Spur pendent and 3-4.5mm long. Lip pendent. Both pollen masses attached to a single gland. This species readily sets seed.
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