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  1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Disa P.J.Bergius
      1. Disa verdickii De Wild.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Terrestrial herb with separate fertile and sterile shoots.
    Shoots
    Sterile shoots up to 5 cm tall; leaves up to 5, erect, conduplicate, up to 11 × 1.5 cm, linear to elliptic, acute. Fertile shoots 25–50 cm tall; cauline leaves imbricate, 4–7 cm long, ovate-lanceolate, acute to subacuminate, sheathing, apices free; basal leaves reduced to several subacute sheaths c. 3 cm long.
    Sterile
    Sterile shoots up to 5 cm tall; leaves up to 5, erect, conduplicate, up to 11 × 1.5 cm, linear to elliptic, acute.
    Fertile
    Fertile shoots 25–50 cm tall; cauline leaves imbricate, 4–7 cm long, ovate-lanceolate, acute to subacuminate, sheathing, apices free; basal leaves reduced to several subacute sheaths c. 3 cm long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence subimbricate, 8–20 cm long, 8–25-flowered.
    Bracts
    Floral bracts ovate-lanceolate, subacuminate, 3–4 cm long, reaching to the middle or overtopping the flowers.
    Flowers
    Flowers rosy-mauve to magenta-pink.
    Calyx
    Dorsal sepal 20–25 mm tall, spathulate; claw 11–12 × c. 4 mm, erect, deeply canaliculate towards the apex; blade c. 12 mm in diameter, orbicular, obtuse, galeate, the groove in the claw continued into the blade. Lateral sepals 20–25 mm long, suboblique, oblong, obtuse to subacute.
    Spur
    Spur pendent from below the middle of the blade, following the curve of the dorsal sepal, 6–7 mm long, clavate.
    Corolla
    Petals 2-lobed; anterior lobe 13–15 × 6–8 mm, oblong, flanking the anther, spreading, the margins incurved; posterior lobe 20–22 × 2–3 mm, narrowly oblanceolate to linear, lobes partially overlapping.
    Labellum
    Lip pendent, 20–23 mm long, linear.
    Rostellum
    Rostellum c. 3 mm tall.
    Anthers
    Anther erect, 6–9 mm tall; connective longer than the anther sacs.
    Stigma
    Stigma flat, sessile.
    Ovary
    Ovary c. 2 cm long.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia, Zaïre

    Other Data

    Disa verdickii De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Holmes, W.D. [0105], Zambia 20921.000
    Milne-Redhead, E. [3661], Zambia 18543.000

    Bibliography

    First published in Ann. Mus. Congo Belge, Bot., sér. 4, 1: 26 (1902)

    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.

    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