Disa praecox (H.P.Linder) H.P.Linder 1999 SECTION Herschelianthe Linder

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Common Name The Early Blooming Disa

Flower Size

Found in Malawi and Zimbabwe in short montane grasslands at elevations above 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with about 6 basal, semi-erect, subsclerophyllus leaves arising after flowering and a few, completely sheathing, acuminate cauline leaves that blooms in the early spring on an erect, 1.6 to 5.2" [4 to 13 cm] long, laxly 2 to 10 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate floral bracts

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995 as Herschelianthe praecox; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000; as Herschelianthe praecox ;