Disa bracteata

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Disa bracteata
Disa bracteata flowers.JPG
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Genus: Disa
D. bracteata
Binomial name
Disa bracteata

Monadenia bracteata (Sw.) T.Durand & Schinz

Disa bracteata, also known as South African weed orchid is a species of orchid native to South Africa.[1]

It is one of the few orchid species which has become naturalised in Australia.[2] It was first recorded in Western Australia in 1944, in South Australia in 1988 and Victoria in 1994. There is also a single recording in Tasmania.[1]

Disa bracteata is classified as invasive in Australia.[3]


  1. ^ a b "A weed in waiting". Introduced Plants & Animals of Victoria. Viridans. Retrieved 2009-09-07.
  2. ^ Clements, Mark; Jones, David (13 June 2008). "Australian Orchidaceae: Current Genera and species list". Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  3. ^ "South African weed orchid". Victorian Resources Online. Retrieved 2019-10-29.

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