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

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Disa aconitoides subsp. concinna

Photo: Bart Wursten
Valley upstream from Small Bridge Dam

Disa aconitoides subsp. concinna

Photo: Bart Wursten
Valley upstream from Small Bridge Dam

Disa aconitoides subsp. concinna

Photo: Bart Wursten
Valley upstream from Small Bridge Dam

Disa aconitoides subsp. concinna

Photo: Bart Wursten
Valley upstream from Small Bridge Dam

Disa aconitoides subsp. concinna

Photo: Bart Wursten
Valley upstream from Small Bridge Dam

Disa aconitoides subsp. concinna

Photo: Petra Ballings
Valley upstream from Small Bridge Dam

Disa aconitoides subsp. concinna

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area.

Disa aconitoides subsp. concinna

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area.

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Synonyms: Disa bisetosa Kraenzl.
Disa concinna N.E. Br.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
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.
Notes:
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: (metres) 1000 - 2000 m
Flowering time:Nov - Feb
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Monday 16 May 2016
Literature:

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.

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).

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


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

External websites:

African Plant Database: Disa aconitoides
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Disa aconitoides
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Disa aconitoides
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Disa aconitoides
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Disa aconitoides
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Disa aconitoides
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Disa aconitoides
Ispot Southern Africa : Disa aconitoides
JSTOR Plant Science: Disa aconitoides
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Disa aconitoides
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Disa aconitoides
Tropicos: Disa aconitoides
West African Plants database: Disa aconitoides


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Disa aconitoides subsp. concinna.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=117290, retrieved 27 August 2016

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