Disa aconitoides

Disa aconitoides

  • Disa aconitoides by Duncan McFarlane
  • Disa aconitoides by Duncan McFarlane
  • Disa aconitioides by Lourens Grobler 01

Description

The species is quite distinctive and there are no other similar species. It grows to a height of around 370mm and carries between 20 and 50 flowers. The colour of the flowers range from off-white to flushed mauve, or even greenish, with mauve dots or speckles. The lip has a central solid mauve line.

Distribution

It is fairly widespread in the northern provinces of SA, but has only been found in a few localities in Gauteng and is therefor classified as fairly rare. It may have been overlooked due to being fairly inconspicuous and often grows as a single specimen.

Habitat

Open and sunny grassland. 

Flowering Period

Between November and January.

References and Sources

Text and Photos by Duncan Mc Farlane
Proof-read and edited by Karsten Wodrich

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