Disa brevicornis (Lindl.) Bolus

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Synonyms: Monadenia brevicornis Lindl.
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: brevicornis: with short horns, referring to the spur which is shorter than the ovary
Habitat: Montane grassland
Altitude range: (metres) Above 2000 m
Flowering time:(Aug) Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Zimbabwe Eswatini, Lesotho and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
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Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 67. as Monadenia brevicornis

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 84.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 198 - 199. as Monadenia brevicornis (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Pages 128 - 129. as Monadenia brevicornis (Includes a picture).

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.

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 208 - 209. (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 134.

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Disa brevicornis
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Disa brevicornis
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Wikipedia: Disa brevicornis

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 brevicornis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=117550, retrieved 15 April 2024

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