Disa aconitoides Sond.
subsp. concinna (N.E. Br.) H.P. Linder

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Disa aconitoides subsp. concinna

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Tandara plateau

Disa aconitoides subsp. concinna

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Tandara plateau

Disa aconitoides subsp. concinna

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Tandara plateau

Disa aconitoides subsp. concinna

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Tandara plateau

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Synonyms: Disa bisetosa Kraenzl.
Disa concinna N.E. Br.
Common names:
Status: Native
Terrestrial herb, 25-60 cm tall. Separate sterile shoot only rarely present. Flowering stem with 5-10 sheathing leaves, lanceolate to narrowly ovate, 4.5-8(14) cm long. Inflorescence fairly lax, 15-70-flowered, 8-20 cm long, bracts papery. Flowers mostly facing downwards at c. 45 degrees, pale to deep mauve, often with darker spots; spur erect, broad and conical, 4-6 mm long, laterally flattened; lip 4.5-5.5 mm long, narrowly elliptic.
Derivation of specific name: aconitoides: resembling a species of Aconitum, a genus from the Northern Hemisphere of distinctly hooded flowers in Ranunculaceae
Habitat: In Brachystegia woodland, montane grassland
Altitude range: 1000 - 2000 m
Flowering time:Nov - Feb
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 17 June 2009

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 222 - 223. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 318.

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

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 80. As Disa concinna

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 175 - 176.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Pages 119 - 120. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 94.

Moriarty, A. (1975). Wild Flowers of Malawi Purnell & sons Cape Town. Pages 49 - 50. As Disa concinna (Includes a picture).

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

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1976). A Provisional Checklist of the Orchidaceae of Mozambique South African Journal of Botany 42(4) Page 390.

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 85 - 88. as Disa concinna and Disa bisetosa (Includes a picture).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 84.

Other sources of information about Disa aconitoides subsp. concinna:

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Flora of Malawi: Disa aconitoides subsp. concinna
Flora of Zambia: Disa aconitoides subsp. concinna
Flora of Zimbabwe: Disa aconitoides subsp. concinna

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Disa aconitoides subsp. concinna.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=117290, retrieved 10 December 2019

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