Botanical name

Disa bodkinii

Family

Orchidaceae

Status

Rare

Disa bodkinii
Disa bodkinii
Disa bodkinii
Disa bodkinii
Disa bodkinii
Disa bodkinii

Description

Robust plants up to 25cm, eaves cauline (arising from the stem), erect, overlapping and lanceolate. The inflorescence is corymbose (flat-topped) with up to 15 flowers, but often may have much fewer. Flowers not resupinate (lip of flower is not on lower side as in most orchids). Sepals are purplish-brown and petals almost black.

Habitat

Small populations found in mountainous country in slightly damp areas

Flower Date

October to December, mostly after fire