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Disa uniflora

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Orchidaceae > Genus: Disa

Disa uniflora Disa uniflora

The Red disa, Disa uniflora, flowering in summer on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Disa uniflora flowering on Table Mountain, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

Disa uniflora Disa uniflora

Disa uniflora flowering in summer next to a stream in the Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Area, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Disa uniflora flowering in summer in the Boland mountains, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

 

Pollinated by the butterfly Aeropetes tulbaghia (Table Mountain beauty, Mountain pride).

Publications

  • Johnson, S.D., Linder, H.P. and Steiner, K.E. 1998. Phylogeny and radiation of pollination systems in Disa (Orchidaceae). Am. J. Bot. 85, 402411.

  • Trimen, R. 1864. On the fertilization of Disa grandiflora. J. Linn. Soc. 7, 144147.