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Disa bivalvata

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 bivalvata Disa bivalvata

Disa bivalvata flowering in early summer after a fire on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photos Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Disa bivalvata Disa bivalvata

Disa bivalvata flowering in early summer after a fire on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

A male Pompilid wasp, Hemipepsis hilaris, searching for a mate and pollinating a Disa bivalvata flower, tricked by its resemblance to a female wasp, in summer in the Cape Peninsula mountains, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]