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
Common names:
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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Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 66. as Herschelianthe chimanimaniensis

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

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

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

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Flora of Mozambique: Disa chimanimaniensis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Disa chimanimaniensis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Disa chimanimaniensis
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Disa chimanimaniensis
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Disa chimanimaniensis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Disa chimanimaniensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Disa chimanimaniensis
Ispot Southern Africa: Disa chimanimaniensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Disa chimanimaniensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Disa chimanimaniensis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Disa chimanimaniensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Disa chimanimaniensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Disa chimanimaniensis
Tropicos: Disa chimanimaniensis

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 chimanimaniensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=117540, retrieved 26 April 2019

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