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