Disa bracteata Sw.
Kongl.Vetensk.Acad.Nya Handl. 21:211 (1800)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Alien to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 20 April 1994

Tuberous, perennial, herb, 0.2-0.4 m high. Fl. green & brown, Oct to Nov. White, grey or black sand, sandy clay, granite.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Fitzgerald, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren, Western Mallee.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Augusta-Margaret River, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Broomehill-Tambellup, Busselton, Capel, Chittering, Cockburn, Collie, Cranbrook, Dardanup, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Esperance, Gingin, Gnowangerup, Gosnells, Harvey, Jerramungup, Kalamunda, Kent, Kojonup, Manjimup, Mundaring, Murray, Narrogin, Nedlands, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, Swan, Toodyay, Wagin, Wanneroo, Waroona, West Arthur, York.

Management Notes (for the Swan NRM Region)
Kate Brown and Karen Bettink, Thursday 21 December 2017

Alternative Names. Renamed Disa bracteata.

General Biology. Growth form. Geophyte. Life form. Perennial tuber. Reproduction. Primarily seed.. Dispersal. Wind. Seedbank persistence. 6+ years.

Additional information. Origin. South Africa. History of use/introduction. Garden escape.

Suggested method of management and control. Spot spray glyphosate 1% + Pulse®. Just on flowering. Read the manufacturers' labels and material safety data sheets before using herbicides. For further information consult the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to determine the status of permits for your situation or state.

References

  • Blood, K. (2001) Environmental weeds: a field guide for SE Australia. C.H. Jerram and Associates, Melbourne.
  • Brown, K. & Brooks, K. (2002) Bushland Weeds: A Practical Guide to their Management. Environmental Weeds Action Network, Greenwood.
  • Hussey, B.M.J., Keighery, G.J., Dodd, J., Lloyd, S.G. & Cousens, R.D. (2007) Western Weeds. A guide to the weeds of Western Australia. 2nd Edition. The Plant Protection Society of Western Australia, Victoria Park.

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