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Red Disa

Disa uniflora

Description:

Erect or flexibile perennial, to 60 cm, with narrowly lance shaped leaves clustered towards the base. Bears one to three large, carmine red to orange flowers, the dorsal sepal paler, streaked with red and bearing a wedge shaped spur 10 to 15 mm long. The provicial flower of the Western Province of South Africa and the logo for the Western Province Rugby team.

Habitat:

Wet cliffs, stream sides and seeps in the mountains of the South Western Cape of South Africa

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3 Comments

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 9 years ago

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/138...
Hi tim, if you come across a zebra cockroach - see link- endemic to fynbos, please take some pics, there are very few pictures and info out there about them and only 7 species are known! thanks

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 9 years ago

What a beauty..... i have to find one in the wild!

dandoucette
dandoucette 10 years ago

These are one of my favorite orchids.

TimRolston
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TimRolston

Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Apr 23, 2011
Submitted on Apr 23, 2011

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