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  1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Disa P.J.Bergius
      1. Disa woodii Schltr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe to S. Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Terrestrial herb with separate fertile and sterile shoots, perennating by testicular tubers.
    Shoots
    Sterile shoot not always developed, c. 5 cm long when present, with 3–4 semi-erect, acute, linear to lorate leaves up to 25 cm long. Fertile shoots 15–70 cm long, cauline leaves 6–25, sheathing at the base, free blade more or less conduplicate, linear to narrowly lanceolate and acute.
    Sterile
    Sterile shoot not always developed, c. 5 cm long when present, with 3–4 semi-erect, acute, linear to lorate leaves up to 25 cm long.
    Fertile
    Fertile shoots 15–70 cm long, cauline leaves 6–25, sheathing at the base, free blade more or less conduplicate, linear to narrowly lanceolate and acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence dense, 3–17 cm long, cylindrical, 80–100-flowered.
    Bracts
    Floral bracts narrowly ovate, acute to subacuminate, usually as tall as the flowers with the apices reflexed.
    Flowers
    Flowers bright yellow, often with apices of the parts orange-tinted.
    Calyx
    Dorsal sepal forming an erect galea, 5–7 mm tall, 3–4 mm wide and c. 1 mm deep, elliptic to subobovate, obtuse. Lateral sepals 6–7 mm long, narrowly oblong, acute.
    Spur
    Spur pendent from just above the base of the galea, 0.8–1.5(2.5) mm long.
    Corolla
    Petals 4–6 mm long, narrowly obovate, acute.
    Labellum
    Lip c. 6 mm long, lorate to linear.
    Rostellum
    Rostellum simple.
    Anthers
    Anther erect, c. 3.5 mm long.
    Stigma
    Stigma with well developed lateral lobes.
    Ovary
    Ovary 5–10 mm long.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

    Other Data

    Disa woodii Schltr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Ann. Transvaal Mus. 10: 247 (1924)

    Accepted by

    • Johnson, S. & Bytebier, B. (2015). Orchids of South Africa. A field guide: 1-536. Struik nature, Cape Town, South Africa.
    • 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

    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