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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa (Chimanimani Mountains).

[FZ]

Orchidaceae, I. la Croix and P.J. Cribb. Flora Zambesiaca 11:1. 1995

Habit
Plants 20–40 cm tall.
Leaves
Basal leaves 3–6, produced after flowering, up to 20 cm long and 1–2 mm wide, subsclerophyllous. Cauline leaves 4–8, closely sheathing, up to 2 cm long, acuminate.
Inflorescences
Inflorescence laxly 2–8-flowered, 3–8 cm long.
Bracts
Bracts dry, not as long as the flowers, ovate, acuminate.
Flowers
Flowers pinkish-mauve to white, rarely blue.
Calyx
Dorsal sepal galeate; galea erect, 5–7 mm tall, 4 mm wide and 4 mm deep, ovate, acute. Lateral sepals patent, 6–8 mm long, narrowly oblong-ovate, acute.
Spur
Spur horizontal at the base, often gradually ascending, 3–4 mm long, cylindrical or somewhat laterally flattened.
Corolla
Petals with a basal, ovate anticous lobe 1–1.5 mm wide; petal limb c. 5.5 mm long, lorate, falcately curved beside the anther, included within the galea, the apex acutely bifid.
Labellum
Lip 8–10 mm long, ovate, deeply dissected, the margins curved upwards.
Anthers
Anther horizontal, c. 1.5 mm long.
Rostellum
Rostellum lateral lobes canaliculate, erect, 1–1.5 mm tall.
Stigma
Stigma horizontal, 0.6 mm tall.
Ovary
Ovary 5–15 mm long.

Native to:

Mozambique, Zimbabwe

Disa chimanimaniensis (H.P.Linder) H.P.Linder appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Ball, J.S. [577], Zimbabwe K000077652 holotype

First published in H.P.Linder & H.Kurzweil, Orchids S. Africa: 470 (1999)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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