African Plant Database

Disa chimanimaniensis (H.P. Linder) H.P. Linder
Protologue : H.P. Linder & H. Kurzweil, Orchids of Southern Africa 470 (1999)
Information on the genus : Disa
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Herschelia chimanimaniensis H.P. Linder (1981)
 Herschelianthe chimanimaniensis (H.P. Linder) H.P. Linder (1985)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb 20-40 cm tall; basal leaves 3-6, produced after anthesis, linear, 20x0,2 cm, ± sclerophyllous; cauline leaves 4-8, closely sheathing, to 2 cm long, acuminate; inflorescence 3-8 cm long, lax, 2-8-flowered; bracts dry, shorter than flowers; flowers “palest pink to white without a trace of blue” (Ball, o.c.: 48), but rarely blue; pedicel and ovary 5-15 mm long; dorsal sepal hood-like, ovate, acute, 5-7x4 mm, with ± cylindrical spur horizontal at base, then ascending; lateral sepals patent, narrowly oblong, acute, 6-8 mm long; petals inside the hood, with a minute basal ovate anticous lobe, and limb c. 5,5 mm long; lip ovate, 8-10 mm long, deeply dissected with margins curved upwards.
Ecology : Grassland; 1500-1800 m alt.
  According to Fl. Zambes., l.c., closely related to D. baurii, and clearly a segregate from it. Species not very well known; more data are essential to determine the exact relationships between them.
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Record n°223342 created 2011-01-28
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