African Plant Database

Disa miniata Summerh.
Protologue : Kew Bull. 17: 539 (1964)
Information on the genus : Disa
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
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