Subfamily:
  Orchidoideae
Tribe:
  Diseae
Subtribe:
  Disinae
Genus: Disa:
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  • Cape Provinces, Southern Africa, Africa
Disa atricapilla spotted on my walk with the dogs today. Stunning little orchids that were no taller than 15cm.
A Western Cape endemic and I couldn’t lie on the ground to get the pics as per usual, as they were in wet seeps!
They flower after fire and are pollinated by male thread-waisted wasps according to my Orchids of South Africa field guide.
Jenny Parsons
  • Disa bivalvata var. atricapilla (Harv. ex Lindl.) Schltr. (1901)
  • Orthopenthea atricapilla (Harv. ex Lindl.) Rolfe (1912)
  • Penthea atricapilla Harv. ex Lindl. (1842)
James Stevens
Disa atricapilla
Michael Gregory Fong
Disa atricapilla
Michael Gregory Fong
Disa atricapilla
Michael Gregory Fong
Disa atricapilla
‎Andrew Gibbons
Disa atricapilla
Jenny Parsons
Disa atricapilla
‎Andrew Gibbons
Disa atricapilla
‎Andrew Gibbons
Disa atricapilla
Seattle Orchid
Disa atricapilla
‎Andrew Gibbons
Disa atricapilla
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