African Plant Database

Disa pulchella Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Protologue : Tent. Fl. Abyss. 2: 301 (1850)  
Information on the genus : Disa
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb 12-35 cm tall; tubers ± ellipsoid, 3x2 cm; stem leafy with 5-8 lanceolate acute leaves to 13x2 cm, the largest at middle of stem; inflorescence cylindrical, 4-11 cm long, 2 cm Ø, densely 3-many-flowered; flowers (pinkish) purple with white petals, small, sweetly scented; bracts lanceolate-acuminate, c. 15 mm long, longer than ovary; dorsal sepal ± circular, c. 5x5 mm, convex, with a cylindrical upward-pointed spur at middle 4-6 mm long; lateral sepals oblong-elliptic, 7x4 mm; petals inside hood, broader than long, obscurely 2-lobed on front margin; lip linear, c. 5x1 mm, ± fleshy, folded back on itself.
Ecology : Grassland; Erica thickets; scrub; riverbanks; woodland; 1800-3800 m alt.
  Resembling D. aconitoides (with petals longer than broad).
  Yemen (mountains; Wood, Handbook Yemen flora: 410, 1997).
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