African Plant Database

Disa danielae Geerinck
Information on the genus : Disa
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb to 40 cm tall; tubers ovoid, c. 2x1 cm; sterile stem with 1-2 leaves near base, linear, acute, 10-15x0,5-0,8 cm; flowering stem to 40 cm tall, slender, covered by 8-10 sheathing leaves, lanceolate, acute, 2-4 cm long; inflorescence 5-8 cm long, 2-3 cm Ø, laxly 4-12-flowered; flowers pinkish; bracts lanceolate, 30 mm long, acute-acuminate, longer than flowers; pedicel and ovary 15 mm long; dorsal sepal clawed, blade elliptic, 15x7 mm, with spur at base, subclavate, blunt, pendent, 7 mm long; lateral sepals obliquely elliptic-ovate, obtuse, c. 15x5 mm; petals 2-lobed, c. 10 mm long, anterior lobe semi-orbicular, c. 10x8 mm, posterior lobe linear-lanceolate, 13x1-2 mm; lip linear, acute, 10x1 mm.
Ecology : Humid grassland; 1490 m alt.
  Closely related to D. welwitschii.
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Record n°43403 modified 2015-09-16
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