Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Disa ophrydea

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Dry to moist sandy to gravelly south-facing mountain slopes, in extensive populations after fire


100 to 800m

Flowering time

September to November


Plants slender up to 40cm tall, suffused with beetroot-red. Leaves green and narrowly-lanceolate. Inflorescence lax, up to 30cm long, flowers beetroot-red. Lateral sepals spreading, paler in colour, often yellow or white. Spur slender and acute, 20-24mm long. Lip narrow, fleshy 8-10mm long. Species most likely to be pollinated by settling moths which are presumably attracted by the rich cinnamon scent emitted in the evening.

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This website was last updated on
2017 / 3 / 25