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  1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Disa P.J.Bergius
      1. Disa nyikensis H.P.Linder

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Terrestrial herb perennating by testicular tubers. Plants 20–45 cm tall.
    Leaves
    Cauline leaves imbricate, all subequal in size, sheathing at the base; blades free, semi-erect, (2.5)6–8 cm long, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence subimbricate, 6–12(18) cm long, 10–20(40)-flowered.
    Bracts
    Floral bracts green, as long as or longer than the ovaries, acute to acuminate.
    Flowers
    Flowers pale mauve with darker spots.
    Calyx
    Dorsal sepal elliptic, acute; galea 5.5–6.5 mm long, 3 mm wide and c. 2 mm deep. Lateral sepals 4–5.5 mm long, oblong, oblique, sub-acute to rounded, shortly apiculate.
    Spur
    Spur 4–6 mm long, cylindric-conical, horizontal at the point of origin and usually sharply decurved about halfway down its length.
    Corolla
    Petals 2.8–4 mm long, obovate, falcate.
    Labellum
    Lip 3.5–4.5 mm long, elliptic, upper surface convex.
    Rostellum
    Rostellum erect.
    Anthers
    Anther 1.5 mm long.
    Stigma
    Stigma horizontal, almost square.
    Ovary
    Ovary c. 1 cm long.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia

    Other Data

    Disa nyikensis H.P.Linder appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1981 Williamson, G. [223], Zambia K000077530 holotype
    Fanshawe, D.B. [7221], Zambia K000048706
    Benson, F.M. [W.R. 407], Zambia K000048707
    Williamson, G. [2097], Zambia K000048708
    La Croix [408], Malawi K000048703
    Lovett, J. [1241], Tanzania K000048711
    Richards, H.M. [7490], Tanzania K000048710
    Richards, H.M. [10512], Malawi K000048704
    Richards, H.M. [10429], Zambia K000048709
    Pawek, J. [3307], Malawi K000048705

    Bibliography

    First published in Contr. Bolus Herb. 9: 96 (1981)

    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
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    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