Disa chimanimaniensis (H.P. Linder) H.P. Linder

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Synonyms: Herschelia chimanimaniensis H.P. Linder
Herschelianthe chimanimaniensis (H.P. Linder) H.P. Linder
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Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Basal leaves 3-6, produced after flowering, 1-2 mm wide. Flowers relatively small (lateral sepals 6-8 mm) 2-8 in a lax inflorescence, pinkish-mauve to white, rarely blue.
Notes: It is very habitat specific and only grows on quartzite soils.
Derivation of specific name: chimanimaniensis: of the Chimanimani mountains
Habitat: Montane grassland on quartzite
Altitude range: (metres) 1500 - 1800 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Confined to the Chimanimani mountains of Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 21.

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 66. as Herschelianthe chimanimaniensis

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

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 195 - 197. as Herschelianthe chimanimaniensis

Linder, H.P. (1985). Notes on the orchids of Southern tropical Africa I: Brownleea and Herschelia Kew Bulletin 40(1) Page 129. as Herschelianthe chimanimaniensis

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 129. as Herschelianthe chimanimaniensis

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.

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, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Disa chimanimaniensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=117540, retrieved 25 June 2024

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