Kniphofia linearifolia Baker

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Kniphofia linearifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Summit, Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

Kniphofia linearifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Summit, Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

Kniphofia linearifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr dam wall, Cleveland Dam

Kniphofia linearifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr dam wall, Cleveland Dam

Kniphofia linearifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near World's View, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Kniphofia rhodesiana Rendle
Common names: Common red hot poker (English) Mumhandwe (Shona)
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Robust clump-forming perennial herb, up to 1.5 m. Leaves linear, strongly keeled. Inflorescence a dense terminal raceme. Flowers orange-red in bud, turning yellow when open.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: linearifolia: with linear leaves
Habitat: In vleis and on hill sides of damp grass and bracken
Altitude range: (metres) 1470 - 2000 m
Flowering time:Feb - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 8 August 2015
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 292. (Includes a picture).

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 5, plate 17 & 18


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African Plant Database: Kniphofia linearifolia
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Kniphofia linearifolia
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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Kniphofia linearifolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Kniphofia linearifolia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Kniphofia linearifolia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Kniphofia linearifolia
Ispot Southern Africa : Kniphofia linearifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Kniphofia linearifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Kniphofia linearifolia
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Kniphofia linearifolia
Tropicos: Kniphofia linearifolia
West African Plants database: Kniphofia linearifolia


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: Kniphofia linearifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113230, retrieved 26 June 2016

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