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Disa bivalvata

Disa bivalvata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Diseae
SubTribe: Disinae
Genus: Disa
Species: D. bivalvata
Alliance:
Binomial name
Disa bivalvata
(L. f.) T. Durand & Schinz. 1892


Disa bivalvata is a disa species found in South Africa.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from late summer to fall with a cluster of flowers..

DistributionEdit

Plant is found in bogs and wet grass lands in the western Cape area of South Africa at around 2000 meters in elevation.

CultureEdit

Plant is grown in cool to cold areas with partial shade. Grow plants in a pot or a basket with a mix sphagnum moss and perlite. Keep moss wet at all times by keep pot sitting in about 2 inches distilled water and change periodically. Always use purified water because plant is sensitive to minerals and repot anually. Avoid fertilization or use extremely less than recommended dosage

NamingEdit

Disa bivalvata habitat

Disa bivalvata in its habitat

Common Name:The Two-Folded Disa

SynonymsEdit

  1. Disa melaleuca (Thunb.) Sw. 1800
  2. Ophrys bivalvata L. f. 1781
  3. Orthopenthea bivalvata (L. f.) Rolfe 1912
  4. Penthea melaleuca (Sw.) Lindl. 1838
  5. Serapias melaleuca Thunb. 1794

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