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Disa zimbabweensis

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Mt Nyangani, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Disa rungweensis Schltr. subsp. rhodesiaca (Summerh.) Summerh.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Slender terrestrial herb. Leaves semi-erect, 4 to 8 cm, mostly near the base, sheathing higher along the stem. Inflorescence dense, many-flowered with bracts overtopping the flowers. Flowers pale pink to purple, petals and sepals almost circular; spur erect, sharply curved upwards with a blunt tip; lip up to 2.5 mm, rounded.
Notes: Although previously claimed as recorded from South Africa, these records probably concern specimens of D. rungweensis, a closely related species (McMurtry et al., 2008). This would mean that D. zimbabweensis is a near-endemic.
Derivation of specific name: zimbabweensis: of Zimbabwe
Habitat: Montane grassland, usually in rocky areas
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Jan - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Border highlands of Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Somewhat doubtfully recorded from South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status: Near Endemic?
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Content last updated: Wednesday 18 November 2009
Literature:

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 22.

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 77.

Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 57.

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

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 188.

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 95.

McMurtry, D., Grobler, L., Grobler, J. & Burns, S. (2008). Field Guide to the ORCHIDS of Northern South Africa and Swaziland Umdaus Press, PO Box 11059 Hatfield 0028 South Africa Pages 206 - 207. shown under Disa rungweensis (Includes a picture).

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

Summerhayes, V.S. (1964). African orchids XXIX Kew Bulletin 17(3) Page 551. As Disa rungweensis subsp. rhodesiaca

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

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Disa zimbabweensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=117460, retrieved 25 September 2020

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