Iphigenia oliveri Engl.

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Iphigenia oliveri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Msorodoni Farm, rd to Mtoroshanga

Iphigenia oliveri

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Iphigenia oliveri

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Iphigenia oliveri

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

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Synonyms: Iphigenia bechuanica Baker
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Status: Native
Description:
Slender perennial herb, growing from a small ovoid corm. Leaves spiralled along the stem, linear, often tubular near the base. Flowers small, axillary, appearing up-side-down. perianth segments filiform, spreading pale greenish-brown. Ovary longer than stamens. Style with 3 brown, papillate stigmatic branches. Fruit a ribbed oblong capsule.
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Habitat: Woodland, grassland, often on rocky slopes
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1400 m
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Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Wednesday 15 February 2012
Literature:

La Croix, I. (2009). Colchicaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2) Pages 191 - 192. (Includes a picture).

Maroyi, A (2002). Colchicaceae in Zimbabwe Kirkia 18(1) Page 8. as Iphigenia bechuanica

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 117. as Iphigenia bechuanica


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West African Plants database: Iphigenia oliveri


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Iphigenia oliveri.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113130, retrieved 27 June 2016

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