African Plant Database

Disa eminii Kraenzl.
Information on the genus : Disa
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Disa stolonifera Rendle (1905)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial robust stoloniferous herb 30-60 cm tall; tubers absent; roots numerous, slender, pubescent; stem leafy; leaves 7-10, linear-oblong, acuminate, 10-45x0,5-1 cm; inflorescence subconical, 5-15 cm long, 3,5-6 cm Ø, laxly 7-30-flowered; bracts to 30 mm long; pedicel and ovary 20-25 mm long; flowers salmon or cherry or coral red, c. 15 mm Ø; dorsal sepal very convex, broadly elliptic, 10x7-8 mm, obtuse, with spur near base, filiform with wide mouth, 20-25 mm long; lateral sepals spreading, oblong-elliptic, 10x4-6 mm; petals erect, oblong, 7x2,5-4 mm; lip oblanceolate, c. 10x4 mm.
Ecology : Sphagnum bog; Papyrus-Miscanthidium swamp; swamp; wet swamp forest, usually on decaying vegetation; open soil on roadcuts; 1100-2400 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]: 185
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