Disa engleriana Kraenzl.

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Disa engleriana

Dambo/Grassland/High rainfall Miombo Woodland
Kapishya Springs
Jan 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

Disa engleriana

Dambo/Grassland/High rainfall Miombo Woodland
Kapishya Springs
Jan 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

Disa engleriana

Dambo/Grassland/High rainfall Miombo Woodland
Kapishya Springs
Jan 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

Disa engleriana

Dambo/Grassland/High rainfall Miombo Woodland
Kapishya Springs
Jan 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Disa subscutellifera Kraenzl.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Terrestrial herb growing from a tuber with separate fertile and sterile shoots; sterile shoot up to 60 cm tall, leaves 2-4, to 22 x 2 cm, linear-lanceolate, acute; fertile shoot up to 60 cm tall, cauline leaves imbricate, 4-8 cm, closely sheathing the scape; inflorescence 6-22 cm, lax to subdensely 3-20 flowered, ovary and pedicel c. 2 cm long, bracts 3-5 cm long, ovate, acuminate, usually overtopping flowers; flowers facing down, pink, dorsal sepal 14-22 mm long, spathulate, spur pendent from shortly below middle of dorsal sepal, 13-20 mm long, clavate, spreading sideways and upwards; lateral sepals 13-20 mm long, obliquely oblong, spreading sideways and upwards; petals 2-lobed, 10-15 mm long, anterior lobe 7-11 x 5-8 mm, margin entire or rarely serrate, spreading; posterior lobe 10-15 x 3-5 mm, ovate-spathulate, acute to serrate apically; lip 14-18 mm long, linear, pendent.
Type location:
Tanzania
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Brachystegia and Uapaca woodland and associated dambos and grasslands on lateritic and sandy soil.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Jan.-Feb
Worldwide distribution: From DRC to Tanzania south through Zambia and Malawi.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,Mc
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Thursday 6 July 2017
Literature:

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.

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

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 115. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Disa engleriana
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JSTOR Plant Science: Disa engleriana
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Disa engleriana
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Disa engleriana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Disa engleriana
The Plant List (version 1.1): Disa engleriana
Tropicos: Disa engleriana


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Disa engleriana.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=209390, retrieved 25 September 2017

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