FZ.17. Disa P.J. Bergius




Description of the genus

Terrestrial herbs with tubers. Sterile shoots present or 0. Inflorescence a raceme. Flowers usually red or white, less often blue, yellow or green. Spur formed from the dorsal sepal, not from the lip or lateral sepals. Petals free from the dorsal sepal; lip without a spur. Anther erect or horizontal.

Derivation of name: possibly named after Queen Disa, of Swedish legend

Worldwide: c.160 species, widespread in Africa and Madagascar; also Yemen and RĂ©union Island.

Malawi: 28 taxa.

Disa erubescens subsp. erubescens

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aconitoides Sond. subsp. concinna (N.E. Br.) H.P. LinderN,C,SDescription, Image
aperta N.E.Br. N,SDescription, Image
baurii BolusN,SDescription, Image
brevicornis (Lindl.) BolusS
caffra Bolus N
celata Summerh. N
engleriana Kraenzl. NDescription, Image
equestris Rchb. f.N,SDescription, Image
erubescens Rendle subsp. carsonii (N.E. Br.) H.P. LinderN,SDescription, Image
erubescens Rendle subsp. erubescens N,C,SDescription, Image
fragrans Schltr. subsp. fragrans SDescription, Image
hircicornis Rchb. f.N,C,SDescription, Image
longilabris Schltr.[NrEnd]NDescription, Image
miniata Summerh.N
nyikensis H.P. LinderN
ochrostachya Rchb.f.NDescription, Image
ornithantha Schltr.N,SDescription, Image
perplexa H.P. LinderN,SDescription, Image
praecox (Lindl.) H.P. Linder[NrEnd]NDescription, Image
robusta N.E.Br. N,C,SDescription
rungweensis Schltr.N
satyriopsis Kraenzl. NDescription, Image
saxicola Schltr.N,C,SDescription, Image
ukingensis Schltr. [NrEnd]NDescription, Image
walleri Rchb. f.N,SDescription, Image
welwitschii Rchb.f. subsp. occultans (Schltr.) H.P.Linder NDescription, Image
welwitschii Rchb. f. subsp. welwitschii N,C,SDescription, Image
zombica N.E. Br.N,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Disa:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Disa
Flora of Mozambique: Disa
Flora of Zambia: Disa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Disa

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Disa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Disa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Disa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Disa
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Disa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Disa
JSTOR Plant Science: Disa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Disa
Plants of the World Online: Disa
Tropicos: Disa
Wikipedia: Disa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Disa.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=417, retrieved 19 April 2024

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