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Genus: Disa

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Orchidaceae

About 162 species (Africa, Arabian Peninsula, Madagascar and Mascarene Islands), with 149 species native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Disa aconitoides

Disa alticola

 

Disa amoena

 

Disa arida

 

Disa aristata

 

Disa atricapilla

Disa atrorubens

 

Disa aurata

Disa barbata

Disa bifida

[= Schizodium bifidum]
 

Disa basutorum

 

Disa baurii

Disa begleyi

 

Disa bivalvata

Disa bodkinii

 

Disa bolusiana

 

Disa brachyceras

 

Disa bracteata

Disa brevicornis

 

Disa brevipetala

 

Disa caffra

 

Disa cardinalis

Disa caulescens

 

Disa cedarbergensis

 

Disa cephalotes

 

Disa cernua

Disa chrysostachya

 

Disa chimanimaniensis

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Disa clavicornis

 

Disa cochlearis

 

Disa comosa

 

Disa conferta

 

Disa cooperi

 

Disa cornuta

Disa crassicornis

 

Disa cylindrica

 

Disa densiflora

Disa dracomontana

 

Disa draconis

 

Disa ecalcarata

 

Disa elegans

 

Disa equestris

Disa erubescens

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Disa esterhuyseniae

 

Disa extinctoria

 

Disa fasciata

Disa ferruginea

Disa filicornis

 

Disa flexuosa

[= Schizodium flexuosum]
 

Disa forcipata

 

Disa forficaria

 

Disa fragrans

Disa galpinii

 

Disa gladioliflora

 

Disa glandulosa

 

Disa graminifolia

Disa hallackii

Disa harveiana

Disa hians

 

Disa hircicornis

Disa inflexa

[= Schizodium inflexum]
 

Disa intermedia

 

Disa introrsa

 

Disa karooica

 

Disa linderiana

 

Disa lineata

 

Disa longicornu

Disa longifolia

 

Disa longipetala

[= Schizodium longipetalum]
 

Disa lugens

Disa macrostachya

 

Disa maculata

[= Schizodium maculatum]
 

Disa maculomarronina

 

Disa marlothii

 

Disa micropetala

 

Disa miniata

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Disa minor

 

Disa montana

 

Disa multifida

 

Disa neglecta

 

Disa nervosa

 

Disa newdigateae

 

Disa nivea

 

Disa nubigena

 

Disa obliqua

[= Schizodium obliquum]
 

Disa obtusa

Disa ocellata

 

Disa ochrostachya

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Disa oligantha

 

Disa ophrydea

 

Disa oreophila

 

Disa ornithantha

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Disa ovalifolia

 

Disa patula

Disa perplexa

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Disa physodes

 

Disa pillansii

 

Disa polygonoides

 

Disa porrecta

 

Disa pulchra

 

Disa purpurascens

Disa pygmaea

 

Disa racemosa

Disa remota

 

Disa reticulata

 

Disa rhodantha

 

Disa richardiana

 

Disa rosea

 

Disa rufescens

 

Disa sabulosa

 

Disa sagittalis

 

Disa salteri

 

Disa sanguinea

 

Disa sankeyi

 

Disa satyrioides

[= Schizodium satyrioides]
 

Disa saxicola

Disa schizodioides

 

Disa schlechteriana

 

Disa scullyi

 

Disa similis

 

Disa spathulata

Disa spathulata

 

Disa stachyoides

 

Disa stricta

 

Disa subtenuicornis

 

Disa telipogonis

 

Disa tenella

 

Disa tenuicornis

 

Disa tenuifolia

Disa tenuis

 

Disa thodei

 

Disa triloba

 

Disa tripetaloides

Disa tysonii

 

Disa uncinata

 

Disa uniflora

Disa vaginata

Disa vasselotii

 

Disa venosa

 

Disa venusta

 

Disa versicolor

 

Disa vigilans

 

Disa virginalis

 

Disa walleri

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Disa welwitschii

Disa woodii

Disa zimbabweensis

Disa zuluensis

 

Disa zombica

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Publications

  • Johnson, S.D., Linder, H.P. and Steiner, K.E. 1998. Phylogeny and radiation of pollination systems in Disa (Orchidaceae). Am. J. Bot. 85, 402411.

  • Johnson, S.D. and Steiner, K.E. 1997. Long-tongued fly pollination and evolution of floral spur length in the Disa draconis complex (Orchidaceae). Evolution 51, 4553.

 


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