Disa chimanimaniensis (H.P.Linder) H.P.Linder 1999 SECTION Trichochila

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Full sun Cool Cold LATE Winter

Common Name The Chimaniman Disa [A mountainous area in eastern Zimbabwe]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Mozambique and Zimbabwe in montane grasslands at elevations of 1500 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with 3 to 6, basal, arising after flowering, subsclerophyllus leaves and 4 to 8, acuminate, cauline leaves that blooms in the late winter on an erect, thin, laxly few [4 to 8] flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, not as long as the flowers which are pinkish mauve to white, rarely blue..

Synonyms Herschelia chimanimaniensis H.P.Linder 1981; Herschelianthe chimanimaniensis (H.P.Linder) H.P.Linder 1985

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part One Pope 1995 as Herschelianthe chimanimaniensis ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000; as Herschelianthe chimanimaniensis; Terrestrial African Orchids, A select Review John S. Ball 2009 drawing fide