African Plant Database

Disa aequiloba Summerh.
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 419 (1927); Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1927: 415-419 (1927)
Information on the genus : Disa
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb; tubers ellipsoid, 1,5-2x1 cm; sterile stems to 4 cm tall, with 1-2 leaves, erect, linear-lanceolate, apiculate, 8x0,8 cm; fertile stem 20-50 cm tall, with 10-12 imbricate cauline leaves, subacute, 3-6x1 cm, apices free; inflorescence dense, 3-11 cm long, cylindrical, 10-30-flowered; bracts narrowly ovate, 1,5-2,5x0,5 cm, conspicuous, overtopping flowers; ovary c. 1 cm long; flowers white to pale mauve with purplish mottling; dorsal sepal obovate-elliptic, 4-5x4-5 mm; spur pendent from ± middle, slender, cylindrical, 3,5-5 mm long; lateral sepals oblong-ovate, 4-5x3-4 mm, obtuse, spreading upwards and curved forwards; petals 3,5-5x3-4,5 mm, 2-lobed, lobes subequal; lip pendent, linear, 3,5-4,5x0,5-1 mm.
Ecology : Marshy or wet grassland, swamp; Brachystegia woodland; -1300-2200 m alt.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 128 (1995).
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