Lilac disa


Lilac disa

Disa harveiana

Scientific name

Perennial to 30cm with narrow leaves in a basal tuft, dry at flowering; bears a few to many cream or mauve flowers with purple or red steaks, the oblong dorsal sepal not completely enclosing the petals and drawn into a slender spur 20-90mm long.

Orchid Family

Information sourced from 'Field Guide to Fynbos' by John Manning. Struik Nature, Cape Town, 2007.

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Image credit: Andrew Massyn

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Important characteristics

Conservation status: Least Concern

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

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