Disa saxicola Schltr.

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Disa saxicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr summit of Mt Rukotso, Nyanga

Disa saxicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes of Mt Rukotso, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Disa uliginosa Kraenzl.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Slender terrestrial, less than 40cm. Leaves along the stem, linear lanceolate. Largest leaves near the base, up to 15 cm, folded along the length. Inflorescence lax, many-flowered. Flowers white to pale pink with darker markings. The flowers contrasting with the deep reddish purple ovaries, pedicels and bracts.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: saxicola: of rocky places
Habitat: Among rocks and crevices in montane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1600 - 2400 m
Flowering time:Jan - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Lesotho and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
Growth form(s):
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Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 220 - 221. (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 322.

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1982). Transvaal Wild Flowers. Macmillan, Johannesburg. Pages 98 - 99. (Includes a picture).

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 185 - 186.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Pages 124 - 125. (Includes a picture).

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 212 - 213. (Includes a picture).

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 120 - 121. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 135.


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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 saxicola.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=117410, retrieved 1 October 2016

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