Eriospermum flagelliforme (Baker) J.C. Manning

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Eriospermum flagelliforme

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Domboshawa

Eriospermum flagelliforme

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Eriospermum flagelliforme

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Eriospermum flagelliforme

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hippo Pools, by road in to camp, Umfurudzi Safari Area

Eriospermum flagelliforme

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hippo Pools, by road in to camp, Umfurudzi Safari Area

Eriospermum flagelliforme

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hippo Pools, by road in to camp, Umfurudzi Safari Area

Eriospermum flagelliforme

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hippo Pools, by road in to camp, Umfurudzi Safari Area

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Synonyms: Eriospermum abyssinicum Baker
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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb growing from a depressed globose tuber. Leaf appearing after flowering, solitary, erect, narrowly lanceolate, up to 14 cm long, blue-green, hairless, leathery with prominent parallel veins. Inflorescence very lax with peduncle up to 18 cm long; pedicels of lower flowers up to 18 cm long bending upwards. Flowers bell-shaped with spreading tepals, bright yellow with a green mid vein and red streaking. Capsule 8-9 mm long.
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Habitat: Mainly in grassland, miombo and mopane woodland, usually in sandy soils or among rocks.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1800 m
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Worldwide distribution: Senegal, Nigeria, CAR, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 14 November 2015
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 126.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 173. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 90. as Eriospermum abyssinicum

Perry, P.L. (2010). Eriospermaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(2) Pages 9 - 10.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 114.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 226 - 227. as Eriospermum abyssinicum (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 122.

Van Wyk, B. & Malan, S. (1988). Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria Region Struik, Cape Town Pages 152 - 153. as Eriospermum abyssinicum (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: Eriospermum flagelliforme.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113580, retrieved 2 July 2016

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