Jodrellia fistulosa (Chiov.) Baijnath

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Jodrellia fistulosa

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Luangwa Valley, Nkwali

Jodrellia fistulosa

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Lusaka SE 13km., Protea Hill Farm.

Jodrellia fistulosa

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lealui

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Synonyms: Bulbine breviracemosa Poelln
Bulbine fistulosa Chiov.
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Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb. Rhizome much abbreviated, 2-4 mm long, and 4-10 mm in diameter. Some roots enlarged to fusiform tubers interspersed with fibrous roots. Leaves 4-10, the longest up to 50 cm. Peduncles 1-3, erect simple, about 2/3 the length of the leaves. Racemes ± densely many-flowered. Capsule 3-lobed, with 2 seeds per locule.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: fistulosa: hollow like a pipe but closed at both ends
Habitat: In mopane and miombo woodland, thickets, dambo margins, often on termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres) 390 - 1350 m
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Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Caprivi-Namibia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
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Literature:

Archer, C. (2001). Jodrellia fistulosa, a new generic record for the Flora of Southern Africa region Bothalia 31(1) Pages 39 - 40.

Kativu, S. (2001). Asphodelaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Pages 46 - 48. (Includes a picture).


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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: Jodrellia fistulosa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113190, retrieved 4 December 2016

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