Chasing Disa uniflora in Fernkloof


Here we are in February and thoughts of Orchids are eating away at us, so this morning Liz organised a walk into the far reaches of Fernkloof Nature Reserve to try to find Disa uniflora, which has not been seen in the Reserve for around 20 years.  Luckily the weather was cool and we even experienced some drizzle, but that was definitely preferable to the heat we have been having lately.  We walked for 7 hours and we not only found 7 beautiful D. uniflora specimens, but we also found 4 other Orchid varieties, namely D. tenuifolia, D. racemosa, D. tripetaloides and D. cornuta.  The fynbos in the higher reaches of the Reserve was very good, considering the dry weather we have been experiencing, and is no doubt a testimony to the damp mists which often cover the mountains.

It was interesting to note the enthusiasm displayed by…

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1 Response to Chasing Disa uniflora in Fernkloof

  1. Di says:

    Awesome photos and write up, Ronnie. Thank you so!

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