Disa aequiloba Summerh.

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Disa aequiloba

Moist dambo grassland
Feb 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

Disa aequiloba

Moist dambo grassland
Feb 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

Disa aequiloba

Moist dambo grassland
Feb 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

Disa aequiloba

Moist dambo grassland
Feb 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Terrestrial herb with separate sterile and fertile shoot; sterile shoot leaves erect, c. 8 x 1 cm; fertile shoot leaves cauline, 3-6 cm; inflorescence dense, floral bracts overtopping flowers; flowers small, white to pale mauve with maroon or purple mottling.
Type location:
DRC
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: Aequiloba: equally lobed.
Habitat: Marshy montane grassland and wet dambo.
Altitude range: 1300 - 2200 m
Flowering time:Dec - Feb
Worldwide distribution: From Angola, DRC to Tanzania south to Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,Mc,C
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Content last updated: Thursday 15 March 2018
Literature:

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 166.

Linder, H.P. (1981). Taxonomic studies in the Disinae (Orchidaceae): IV A revision of Disa Berg. sect. Micranthae Lindl. Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 51(3/4) Pages 313 - 316. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 118.

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Page 82.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Disa aequiloba
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Disa aequiloba
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Disa aequiloba
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Disa aequiloba
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Disa aequiloba
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Disa aequiloba
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Disa aequiloba
iNaturalist: Disa aequiloba
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Disa aequiloba
JSTOR Plant Science: Disa aequiloba
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Disa aequiloba
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Disa aequiloba
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Disa aequiloba
Plants of the World Online: Disa aequiloba
The Plant List (version 1.1): Disa aequiloba
Tropicos: Disa aequiloba
Wikipedia: Disa aequiloba


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Disa aequiloba.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=209320, retrieved 14 August 2020

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