African Plant Database


Disa miniata Summerh.
Family : ORCHIDACEAE
Protologue : Kew Bull. 17: 539 (1964)
Information on the genus : Disa
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb; tubers ellipsoid, 1-0,5 cm; sterile stem short, 2-3-leaved, leaves at apex, narrowly lanceolate, acute, 8-10x1-1,5 cm; flowering stem slender, 30-50 cm tall, covered with 9-12 imbricate sheathing lanceolate leaves 4-7,5x0,5-1 cm; inflorescence cylindrical, 4-15 cm long, 2-2,5 cm Ø, densely 5-40-flowered; flowers orange; bracts leafy, lanceolate, 15-27 mm long; pedicel and ovary 10-15 mm long; dorsal sepal elliptic-ovate, 5-7x3-5 mm, ± clawed, with spur near middle 3-6 mm long, pendent, with narrow mouth then club-shaped; lateral sepals ovate-elliptic, 5-7x3-5 mm, obtuse; petals obovate, 4-6x4 mm, unequally 2-lobed, anterior lobe rounded and much larger than posterior lobe (1,5-2x1 mm), acute; lip pendent, linear, acute, 4-6x1 mm.
Ecology : Marshes; wet grassland; dambos; river valleys; sandy plateau; 1000-2400 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1995). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 11[1]: 167
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 43390
 
Record n°43390
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