African Plant Database

Disa chrysostachya Sw.
Protologue : Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Handl. 21: 211 (1800)
Information on the genus : Disa
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Disa gracilis Lindl.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Robust terrestrial herb 25-110 cm tall; sterile stem rarely produced; flowering stem with 10-20 cauline leaves; inflorescence dense, with numerous orange flowers c. 8 mm Ø and bracts to 20 mm long.
Ecology : Typical grassland species on cooler moister southern slopes at 0-2000 m alt.
  According to World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Orchidaceae, Roy. Bot. Gard., Kew, occurring in S. Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland. However, according to the maps given by Johnson & Brown and Brown (cited above) the species may be present in the S-most part of Mozambique.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Geophyte- Ht 0.25 - 1.1 m. Alt: 30 - 2100 m. Distribution: LES, EC, FS, KN, LP, MP, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Orchids of Southern Africa : 196-197 (1999).
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