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. N,W,CNw,Lp,N
aperta N.E.Br. N,WNw
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,WCb,N,McDescription, Image
equestris Rchb. f.N,W,CNw,Lp,CDescription, Image
erubescens Rendle subsp. carsonii (N.E. Br.) H.P. LinderN,C,ELp,N,Mc,CImage
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. LinderNN
praecox (Lindl.) H.P. Linder[NrEnd]EMc
robusta N.E.Br. EMcDescription
roeperocharoides Kraenzl. [NrEnd][VU]W,CNw,LkDescription
satyriopsis Kraenzl. NMc
saxicola Schltr.EMcDescription, Image
similis Summerh. N,W,CNw,N,C
ukingensis Schltr. [VU]EMc
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,Cb,N
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 Malawi: Disa
Flora of Mozambique: 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
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Disa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Disa
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Disa

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Disa.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=417, retrieved 16 January 2018

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