Disa miniata Summerh.

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Common names:
Status: Native
Type location:
Zambia, Mbala
Derivation of specific name: miniata: cinnabar-red
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Jan - Feb
Worldwide distribution: DRC (Shaba), Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,Mc
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 321.

Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 56.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 167 - 168. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Pages 113 - 114. (Includes a picture).

Other sources of information about Disa miniata:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Disa miniata
Flora of Mozambique: Disa miniata
Flora of Zimbabwe: Disa miniata

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Disa miniata
African Plant Database: Disa miniata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Disa miniata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Disa miniata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Disa miniata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Disa miniata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Disa miniata
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Disa miniata
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Disa miniata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Disa miniata
Ispot Southern Africa: Disa miniata
JSTOR Plant Science: Disa miniata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Disa miniata
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Disa miniata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Disa miniata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Disa miniata
Tropicos: Disa miniata

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Disa miniata.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=117350, retrieved 22 May 2019

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