African Plant Database

Disa renziana Szlach.
Protologue : Fragm. Florist. Geobot. 39(2): 545 (1994)
Information on the genus : Disa
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb; tuber 1, ellipsoid, 3x1,5-2 cm; sterile stem c. 3 cm tall, 2-leaved, leaves oblanceolate-acute 11-13x1,3-1,5 cm; flowering stem 29-36 cm tall, covered by imbricate lanceolate acute (7-8) leaves to 8,5x2,5 cm, the upper ones bract-like; inflorescence 13-14 cm long, densely 9-12-flowered; bracts lanceolate-acute, leafy, to 65 mm long; pedicel and ovary 15 mm long; dorsal sepal ± orbicular, 17x17 mm, hood-like with spur near middle 8 mm long, club-like, blunt, pendent; lateral sepals oblong-lanceolate, 20x7 mm; petals semi-elliptic, 10x6 mm at base, apical part 7x4 mm; lip linear, 17-18x1 mm.
Ecology : Grassland; 1700 m alt.
  Known only from the type collected in 1969. Geerinck in Taxonom. 32: 21, 2011, places D. renziana as a synonym of D. engleriana, as it resembles a young plant of the latter.
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