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Disa tenuifolia

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 tenuifolia

The tiny terrestrial orchid, Disa tenuifolia, flowering in summer in fynbos burnt the previous summer on the southern Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]