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  1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Disa P.J.Bergius
      1. Disa celata Summerh.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tanzania to Angola.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Terrestrial herb with separate sterile and fertile shoots.
    Shoots
    Sterile shoots to 7 cm long; leaves at least 1, conduplicate, 10–20 × 0.5–1 cm, linear-elliptic, acute to subacuminate. Fertile shoots 30–50 cm tall; cauline leaves imbricate, 5–7 × 8–12 mm, acute, closely sheathing with the apices free; basal leaves smaller, obtuse, hyaline or red.
    Sterile
    Sterile shoots to 7 cm long; leaves at least 1, conduplicate, 10–20 × 0.5–1 cm, linear-elliptic, acute to subacuminate.
    Fertile
    Fertile shoots 30–50 cm tall; cauline leaves imbricate, 5–7 × 8–12 mm, acute, closely sheathing with the apices free; basal leaves smaller, obtuse, hyaline or red.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence dense, 6–8 cm long.
    Bracts
    Floral bracts c. 2 cm long and 5–10 mm wide, narrowly ovate, subacuminate, overtopping and partially obscuring the flowers.
    Flowers
    Flowers orange to yellow.
    Spur
    Spur pendent from the middle of the galea, slender cylindrical, 5–6.5 mm long.
    Calyx
    Lateral sepals 7–8 mm long, oblong, subobtuse or shortly apiculate. Dorsal sepal 5.5–7 mm long, obovate, obtuse; galea erect, 3–5.5 mm deep.
    Corolla
    Petals 2-lobed; anterior lobe, 3.5–5 mm in diameter, rotund, spreading; posterior lobe 4.5–6 mm long, linear, acute, included in the galea.
    Labellum
    Lip pendent, 5–6.5 mm long, linear.
    Rostellum
    Rostellum c. 1.5 mm tall.
    Anthers
    Anther erect, c. 3 mm long.
    Stigma
    Stigma subsessile.
    Ovary
    Ovary c. 1 cm long.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia

    Other Data

    Disa celata Summerh. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1960 Asher, J. [BO 224 (sheet 2)], Angola K000077502
    Milne-Redhead, E. [3774], Zambia 24677.000
    Williamson, G. [675], Zambia 33734.000
    Stopp, K. [Bo224], Angola K000077501 holotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 17: 535 (1964)

    Accepted by

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

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0