Maclear Two

The Maclear district is a spectacular valley, the Mooi River valley, in the foothills of the Drakensberg, Eastern Cape, South Africa. The valley has magnificent views of mountainsides, rushing streams and waterfalls. Many orchid species are found growing in the grassland of this district, but there are also other geophytic species found there as well. Photos on these wiki pages were taken in this district on a number of botanizing trips. Pictured on this page are plants from A to D. More information about each species can be found on the appropriate genus page.


Albuca

Albuca bracteata, syn. Ornithogalum caudatum, Ornithogalum longibracteatum, is found on shaded slopes and forest margins from the southeastern Cape of South Africa to tropical East Africa. Photos taken January 2010 by Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner.

Albuca bracteata, Maclear, Bob RutemoellerAlbuca bracteata, Maclear, Mary Sue Ittner

Albuca sp. photographed January 2010 by Bob Rutemoeller

Albuca sp., Maclear, Bob Rutemoeller

Brownleea

Brownleea recurvata is found in stony grassland in the Southern and Eastern Cape. Photos taken by Cameron McMaster near Aurora Peak.

Brownleea recurvata, Aurora Peak, Cameron McMasterBrownleea recurvata, Aurora Peak, Cameron McMaster

Brunsvigia

Brunsvigia grandiflora is found scattered in grassland, at 1200-3200 meters in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Free State. Photos taken by Cameron McMaster, Bob Rutemoeller, and Mary Sue Ittner.

Brunsvigia grandiflora, Maclear, Cameron McMasterBrunsvigia grandiflora, Maclear, Bob RutemoellerBrunsvigia grandiflora, Maclear, Bob RutemoellerBrunsvigia grandiflora, Maclear, Mary Sue IttnerBrunsvigia grandiflora, Maclear, Mary Sue Ittner

Corycium

Corycium dracomontanum is found in grassland in the Eastern Cape. Photo by Cameron McMaster.

Corycium dracomontanum, Cameron McMaster

Cyrtanthus

Cyrtanthus epiphyticus is an epiphytic species from the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal found on trees, boulders and in rock crevices in moist conditions. Photos by Mary Sue Ittner and Bob Rutemoeller taken January 2010.

Cyrtanthus epiphyticus, Maclear, Bob RutemoellerCyrtanthus epiphyticus, Maclear, Bob RutemoellerCyrtanthus epiphyticus, Maclear, Mary Sue IttnerCyrtanthus epiphyticus, Maclear, Mary Sue Ittner

Dierama

Dierama reynoldsii is an eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal species with narrow leaves and large red flowers. Photos taken January 2010 by Cameron McMaster and Mary Sue Ittner.

Dierama reynoldsii, Cameron McMasterDierama reynoldsii, Cameron McMasterDierama reynoldsii, Mary Sue IttnerDierama reynoldsii, Mary Sue IttnerDierama reynoldsii, Mary Sue Ittner

Disa

Disa cooperi is found on stony mountain grassland from 1500 to 2200 meters in the Drakensberg Mountains. Photos 1-3 taken by Mary Sue Ittner January 2010. Photos 3-6 taken by Cameron McMaster, Aurora Peak, Maclear, February 2008.

Disa cooperi, Maclear, Mary Sue IttnerDisa cooperi, Maclear, Mary Sue IttnerDisa cooperi, Maclear, Mary Sue IttnerDisa cooperi, Aurora Peak, Cameron McMasterDisa cooperi, Aurora Peak, Cameron McMasterDisa cooperi, Aurora Peak, Cameron McMaster

Disa cornuta is found in damp but well drained grassland up to 2400 meters from the Western Cape to Zimbabwe. Photos taken January 2010 by Mary Sue Ittner and Bob Rutemoeller.

Disa cornuta, Maclear, Mary Sue IttnerDisa cornuta, Maclear, Mary Sue IttnerDisa cornuta, Maclear, Mary Sue IttnerDisa cornuta, Maclear, Bob RutemoellerDisa cornuta, Maclear, Bob RutemoellerDisa cornuta, Maclear, Bob Rutemoeller

Disa crassicornis is found in damp grassland, or forest margins and rock ledges in the Eastern Cape, Transkei, Lesotho and KwaZulu-Natal. Photos were taken at Aurora Peak by Cameron McMaster February 2008.

Disa crassicornis, Aurora Peak, Cameron McMasterDisa crassicornis, Aurora Peak, Cameron McMasterDisa crassicornis, Aurora Peak, Cameron McMasterDisa crassicornis, Aurora Peak, Cameron McMaster

Disa nivea is found on moist grassy slopes and rock ledges in the Drakensberg at 2250-2500 m. Photos taken by Cameron McMaster at Aurora Peak, February 2008.

Disa nivea, Aurora Peak, Cameron McMasterDisa nivea, Aurora Peak, Cameron McMasterDisa nivea, Aurora Peak, Cameron McMaster

Disa oreophila is found in the Drakensberg Mountains and grows from 10 to 35 cm. Subspecies oreophila hangs or curves out from damp crevices and grassy slopes and has much smaller flowers. Photos of this subspecies taken by Cameron McMaster and Bob Rutemoeller January 2010.

Disa oreophila ssp. oreophila, Maclear, Cameron McMasterDisa oreophila ssp. oreophila, Maclear, Bob Rutemoeller

Disa patula is found on montane grassland from the Eastern Cape to Zimbabwe. Photos were taken February 2008 by Cameron McMaster.

Disa patula, Maclear, Cameron McMasterDisa patula, Maclear, Cameron McMaster

Disa stachyoides is a very common summer rainfall species found in grassland up to 2800 meters from the Eastern Cape to Limpopo province. Photos taken January 2010 by Cameron McMaster, Bob Rutemoeller, and Mary Sue Ittner.

Disa stachyoides, Maclear, Cameron McMasterDisa stachyoides, Maclear, Bob RutemoellerDisa stachyoides, Maclear, Mary Sue IttnerDisa stachyoides, Maclear, Mary Sue Ittner

Disa versicolor grows in grassland in tropical and southern Africa from the Eastern Cape to Angola and Zimbabwe. Photos were taken January 2010 by Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner.

Disa versicolor, Bob RutemoellerDisa versicolor, Bob RutemoellerDisa versicolor, Mary Sue Ittner

Disperis

Disperis cardiophora is found in moist mountain grassland in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Photos by Cameron McMaster and Mary Sue Ittner.

Disperis cardiophora, Aurora Peak, Cameron McMasterDisperis cardiophora, Aurora Peak, Cameron McMasterDisperis cardiophora, Mary Sue IttnerDisperis cardiophora, Mary Sue Ittner

Disperis concinna grows in marshy grassland from KwaZulu-Natal South Africa to Zimbabwe. Photos taken by Mary Sue Ittner and Bob Rutemoeller January 2010 .

Disperis concinna, Mary Sue IttnerDisperis concinna, Bob Rutemoeller

Disperis renibractea Schltr. is found in grassland from 1400 to 2700 meters in the summer rainfall area of Eastern South Africa. Photos taken by Mary Sue Ittner and Bob Rutemoeller January 2010.

Disperis renibractea, Maclear, Mary Sue IttnerDisperis renibractea leaf, Maclear, Bob Rutemoeller

Disperis tysonii Bolus grows on mountain grassland from the Eastern Cape of South Africa to Mpumalanga. Photos taken by Cameron McMaster at Aurora Peak.

Disperis tysonii, Aurora Peak, Cameron McMasterDisperis tysonii, Aurora Peak, Cameron McMaster

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