Disa rhodantha Schltr.

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Common names:
Frequency: Local and occasional
Status: Native
Notes: The Zimbabwean population differs from South African material in a somewhat longer spur which is not deflexed at the apex. More research is needed to establish whether this difference would merit it taxonomic distinction.
Derivation of specific name: rhodantha: with rose-red flowers
Habitat: Montane grassland
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Dec - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 56.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 175.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 178.

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 190 - 191. (Includes a picture).

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Disa rhodantha
African Plant Database: Disa rhodantha
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Disa rhodantha
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Disa rhodantha
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Disa rhodantha
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Disa rhodantha
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Disa rhodantha
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Disa rhodantha
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Disa rhodantha
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Disa rhodantha
Ispot Southern Africa: Disa rhodantha
JSTOR Plant Science: Disa rhodantha
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Disa rhodantha
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Disa rhodantha
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Disa rhodantha
The Plant List (version 1.1): Disa rhodantha
Tropicos: Disa rhodantha

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Disa rhodantha.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=117400, retrieved 16 July 2019

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