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.

Zambia: 32 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
aconitoides Sond. subsp. concinna (N.E. Br.) H.P. LinderN,W,C,ENw,N,LkDescription, Image
aequiloba Summerh. [DD]N,W,CNw,N,Mc,CDescription, Image
aperta N.E.Br. N,WNw,NDescription, Image
baurii BolusEDescription, Image
caffra Bolus [DD]N,WNw,N
celata Summerh. W,C,ENw,N,Mc,C
cryptantha Summerh. [DD]N,WNw
dichroa Summerh. [LR-lc]N,W,CNw,N,C
eminii Kraenzl. WNw
engleriana Kraenzl. N,W,ECb,N,McDescription, Image
equestris Rchb. f.N,W,CNw,Lp,CDescription, Image
erubescens Rendle subsp. carsonii (N.E. Br.) H.P. Linder[DD]N,C,EN,Mc,CDescription, Image
erubescens Rendle subsp. erubescens N,WNw,CDescription, Image
hircicornis Rchb. f.N,W,C,ENw,N,McDescription, Image
katangensis De Wild. N,WNw,N,Mc
miniata Summerh.N,CN,Mc
nyikensis H.P. Linder[VU]EMc
ochrostachya Rchb.f.N,ELp,N,McDescription, Image
ornithantha Schltr.N,W,ENw,Lp,NDescription, Image
perplexa H.P. LinderNNImage
praecox (Lindl.) H.P. Linder[NrEnd]EMcDescription, Image
robusta N.E.Br. EMcDescription
roeperocharoides Kraenzl. [NrEnd][VU]W,CNw,LkDescription
satyriopsis Kraenzl. NMcDescription, Image
saxicola Schltr.EMcDescription, Image
similis Summerh. N,W,CNw,N,C
ukingensis Schltr. [NrEnd][VU]EMcDescription, Image
verdickii De Wild. [NrEnd][DD]WNwDescription, Image
walleri Rchb. f.B,N,E,SNw,N,E,SDescription, Image
welwitschii Rchb.f. subsp. occultans (Schltr.) H.P.Linder N,WNw,NDescription, Image
welwitschii Rchb. f. subsp. welwitschii [LR-nt]B,N,W,C,E,SNw,N,Mc,E,C,Lk,WDescription, Image
zombica N.E. Br.NMcDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Disa:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Disa
Flora of Malawi: Disa
Flora of Mozambique: 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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Disa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=417, retrieved 17 April 2024

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