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 N
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 Mozambique: Disa
Flora of Zambia: Disa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Disa

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Disa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Disa
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Disa
Wikipedia: Disa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Disa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Disa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Disa.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=417, retrieved 26 March 2023

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