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

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Terrestrial herb perennating by testicular tubers. Plants (10)15–30 cm tall.
    Leaves
    Lower cauline leaves semi-erect, often clustered at stem base, 4–8 cm long, narrowly elliptic to narrowly ovate; margins plane or very rarely crisped. Upper cauline leaves sheathing, lax or imbricate, lanceolate, acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence dense, 3–12 cm long, more than 10-flowered.
    Bracts
    Floral bracts about as tall as the flowers, lanceolate to ovate, usually acuminate.
    Flowers
    Flowers pale pink to purple.
    Calyx
    Dorsal sepal galeate; galea 2.5–4.5 mm long and c. 2 mm wide, almost hemisphaerical. Lateral sepal 2.5–3.5 mm long, oblong to ovate, subacute.
    Spur
    Spur horizontal or ascending from the base, 2.7–4 mm long, cylindric; apex irregularly clavate and usually up-curved.
    Corolla
    Petals erect, partially included within the galea, 2–2.8 mm long, obliquely quadrate-obovate.
    Labellum
    Lip 1.7–2.4 mm long, narrowly oblong, rounded.
    Rostellum
    Rostellum lateral lobes square and the central lobe much reduced.
    Anthers
    Anther almost horizontal.
    Stigma
    Stigma pedicellate, almost as tall as the rostellum.
    Ovary
    Ovary 5–10 mm long.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

    Other Data

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 9, 1981 Nordlindh, T. [4650], Zimbabwe K000077560 holotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Contr. Bolus Herb. 9: 267 (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
    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