Botanical name

Disa pygmaea

Family

Orchidaceae

Status

Rare

Disa pygmaea
Disa pygmaea
Disa pygmaea

Description

Plants up to 15cm tall. Leaves narrowly ovate, acute, 15 to 20mm long. Inflorescence cylindrical, dense, 15-100mm long. Flowers with lime-green lip and petals, lateral sepals green, median sepal and spur rusty-brown. Petals lobed into 2 with a small tooth on the rear margin. Spur falcately curved, 2.5mm long. Lip 3-4mm long. 

Habitat

Dry sandy or rocky soils - in full sunlight

Flower Date

September to December, mainly after fire