African Plant Database

Disa alinae Szlach.
Protologue : Fragm. Florist. Geobot. 39(2): 543 (1994)
Information on the genus : Disa
Statuts nomenclatural : uncertain status
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Disa ornithantha Schltr.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Disa ornithantha Schltr. (1915)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tubers unknown; flowering stem 34-43 cm tall, erect, thick, glabrous, covered by cauline bracts; these 10-14, ovate-lanceolate, to 7x1,5 cm, acuminate, longer than nodes; inflorescence 6-7 cm long, densely 3-5-flowered; bracts to 4 cm long; ovary sessile, 17 mm long; dorsal sepal clawed, claw c. 9 mm long, linear; blade ovate-orbicular, c. 12x12 mm, with spur 8 mm long, cylindrical-club-shaped, apex obtuse; lateral sepals obliquely oblong, 22x10 mm, obtuse, hooded; petals obliquely ovate-lanceolate, 9,5x7 mm at base, attenuate toward apex, band-shaped, acute, twisted in apical part; lip linear, acute, c. 12x1 mm, shorter than ovary; fruit not described.
Ecology : Humid steppe on river bank; 1500 m alt.
  Resembling D. ornithantha, and according to Geerinck in Taxonom. 32: 21, 2011, a synonym of the latter.
  Known only from the type collected in 1971.
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Record n°43415 modified 2015-09-23
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