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

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

    [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 slender to robust, up to 15 cm tall, with 2–3 narrowly elliptic, acute, erect, conduplicate leaves, up to 20 cm long and 4 cm wide. Fertile shoots 40–70 cm tall; leaves imbricate, the basal 1–3 leaves small, completely sheathing, rounded to obtuse; the remainder 4–8 cm long, ovate to narrowly ovate, acute.
    Sterile
    Sterile shoots slender to robust, up to 15 cm tall, with 2–3 narrowly elliptic, acute, erect, conduplicate leaves, up to 20 cm long and 4 cm wide.
    Fertile
    Fertile shoots 40–70 cm tall; leaves imbricate, the basal 1–3 leaves small, completely sheathing, rounded to obtuse; the remainder 4–8 cm long, ovate to narrowly ovate, acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence dense, 10–30 cm long, c. 150-flowered.
    Bracts
    Bracts 1.5–2.5 cm long, lanceolate, acuminate, the apex reflexed, dry.
    Flowers
    Flowers c. 1 cm in diameter, orange-red with darker mottling.
    Calyx
    Dorsal sepal galeate, 9–10 mm long and 3–4 mm wide, obovate, obtuse, curved to face ± downwards. Lateral sepals 8–10 mm long, narrowly ovate, subacute, spreading or reflexed.
    Spur
    Spur pendent, clavate, subacute, 7.5–10 mm long.
    Corolla
    Petals 2-lobed; the posterior lobe erect, 7–8.5 mm long, lorate, acute; the anterior lobe originating about halfway up the posterior lobe, equalling the posterior lobe in length, the front margin crenulate or undulate, curved in front of the anther.
    Labellum
    Lip ± pendent, 7–10 mm long, lorate, acute.
    Rostellum
    Rostellum c. 1.5 mm tall.
    Anthers
    Anther erect, 4 mm long.
    Stigma
    Stigma 3 mm in diameter.
    Ovary
    Ovary 1 cm long.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Disa satyriopsis Kraenzl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Williamson, G. [357], Zambia K000077533 Unknown type material
    Williamson, G. [357], Zambia K000077534
    Williamson, G. [357], Zambia K000077536
    Williamson, G. [357], Zambia K000077535 holotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 177 (1900)

    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
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
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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