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  1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Disa P.J.Bergius
      1. Disa eminii Kraenzl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Rwanda to Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Terrestrial or epiphytic, stoloniferous herb. Plants erect, slender, 30–60 cm tall.
    Leaves
    Leaves imbricate at base of the plant; blades semi-erect, conduplicate, up to 40 cm long, linear, acute, becoming narrowly ovate to lanceolate and grading into the floral bracts towards the stem apex.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence lax, 8–15 cm long, 15–30-flowered.
    Bracts
    Floral bracts acute, shorter than the ovaries.
    Flowers
    Flowers bright pink to cherry-red.
    Calyx
    Dorsal sepal galeate; galea erect, 9–11 mm long and c. 3 mm deep, ovate to elliptic, acute. Lateral sepals 9–11 mm long, oblong-elliptic, obtuse.
    Spur
    Spur 20–25 mm long, cylindrical, horizontal or gently down-curved.
    Corolla
    Petals erect, 7–7.5 mm long, oblong to obovate, obtuse.
    Labellum
    Lip 9–11 mm long, obovate to elliptic.
    Rostellum
    Rostellum erect, 1–1.5 mm tall.
    Anthers
    Anther horizontal, 2 mm long.
    Ovary
    Ovary 20–25 mm long.
    [FTEA]

    Orchidaceae, V. S. Summerhayes. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

    Habit
    A terrestrial herb 3–6 dm. high, glabrous except for the roots.
    Tubers
    Tubers nil.
    Roots
    Roots numerous, slender, pubescent.
    Stem
    Stem erect, rather slender, terete, leafy throughout its length.
    Leaves
    Leaves 7–11, the lowermost sometimes reduced to a short sheath, the intermediate 3 or 4 borne at the base or on the lower part of the stem, erect, linear or very narrowly linear-lanceolate, acute, the largest 10–45 cm. long and 5–10(–12) mm. broad, the upper ones much smaller, adpressed to the stem, lanceolate, acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence 5–15 cm. long, 3.5–5.5 cm. in diameter, rather loosely 7- to many-flowered.
    Bracts
    Bracts leafy, lanceolate, acuminate or acute, 1–3 cm. long, usually shorter than the flowers.
    Flowers
    Flowers suberect or half-spreading, salmon, cherry- or coral-red; pedicel with ovary straight, slender, ± 17–25 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Dorsal sepal erect or bent slightly forwards, very convex and almost hooded, broadly elliptical, rounded at apex, spurred near the base, ± 9 mm. long, 7–8 mm. broad when spread out, the spur horizontal or curving slightly upwards, narrowly cylindrical, 2–2.5 cm. long; laterals spreading, obliquely oblong-elliptical, obtuse, ± 1 cm. long, 4.5–6 mm. broad.
    Corolla
    Petals erect, ± inside the hood of the dorsal sepal, oblong or obcuneate, obtuse, ± 7 mm. long, 2.5–4 mm. broad above.
    Labellum
    Lip projecting forwards, oblanceolate from a narrow base, rounded at apex, ± 1 cm. long and 4 mm. broad.
    Anthers
    Anther horizontal on a short (±1.5 mm. long) erect stalk, 3 mm. long.
    Stigma
    Stigma in front of anther, broadly elliptical or nearly orbicular, 2 mm. in diameter.
    Habitat
    Sphagnum bogs and Papyrus-Miscanthidium swamp; 1100–1800 m.
    Distribution
    T1 U2 U4 not known elsewhere

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Disa eminii Kraenzl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 19: 248 (1894)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • N.E. Br. in Flora of Tropical Africa 7: 282 (1898).
    • Kraenzl. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 19: 248 (1894).

    Sources

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

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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