Disa uniflora - Pride of Table Mountain - 20 seeds
Disa uniflora is a famous red orchid, the emblem of the Western Cape of South Africa, is strictly protected. Showy flowers in shades of red, pink and very occasionally yellow are borne during summer. This evergreen, terrestrial (ground) orchid grows under perennially wet or moist conditions. Disa uniflora is found along stream banks, waterfalls or wet cliffs on Table Mountain and other mountain localities of the Western Cape. The orchid family is one of the largest families of flowering plants with more than 20000 species worldwide. Orchids are growing from the tropics to the subarctic zone. Native to South Africa are over 450 orchid species.