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
Description:
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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Literature:

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

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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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 21 July 2019

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