Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Disa conferta

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 Disa conferta


Occasional in dry to slightly moist sandy or gravelly areas in full sunlight


Sea level to 600m

Flowering time

Mostly in October, occasionally in September and December


Plants slender, beetroot red, up to 25cm tall. Leaves linear to lanceolate. Inflorescence slender, cylindrical, dense. Bracts as tall or taller than the flowers. Flowers very small, lime-green to cream at opening, but soon turning beetroot-red. Spur pouched, 0.1-0.2mm long. Lip pendent, 2-2.5mm long. This species may be readily identified by its slender form, minute flowers, beetroot-red colour and pouched (saccate) spur. conferta meaning 'crowded' referring to the dense flowered inflorescence

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This website was last updated on
2017 / 3 / 26