Eriospermum mackenii (Hook. f.) Baker
subsp. mackenii

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Eriospermum mackenii subsp. mackenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castle Beacon, Vumba

Eriospermum mackenii subsp. mackenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castle Beacon, Vumba

Eriospermum mackenii subsp. mackenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castle Beacon, Vumba

Eriospermum mackenii subsp. mackenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castle Beacon, Vumba

Eriospermum mackenii subsp. mackenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castle Beacon, Vumba

Eriospermum mackenii subsp. mackenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along secondary dirt road below Mt Buchwa near junction with main Zvishavane Rutenga road.

Eriospermum mackenii subsp. mackenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along secondary dirt road below Mt Buchwa near junction with main Zvishavane Rutenga road.

Eriospermum mackenii subsp. mackenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along secondary dirt road below Mt Buchwa near junction with main Zvishavane Rutenga road.

Eriospermum mackenii subsp. mackenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along secondary dirt road below Mt Buchwa near junction with main Zvishavane Rutenga road.

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Synonyms: Bulbine mackenii Hook. f.
Eriospermum junodi Baker
Eriospermum veratriforme Poelln.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb up to 40 cm high, growing from a subglobose tuber. Leaves 2-5, present together with the flowers, ovate, up to 9 cm long, hairless, basally channelled. Inflorescence up to 50-flowered raceme on a peduncle up to 20 cm long. Bracts ovate, 1-2 mm long. Pedicels up to 25 mm long. Flowers up to 12 mm in diameter, bell-shaped with equal tepals, bright yellow with a green mid-vein. Capsule obovoid, c.8 mm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: mackenii: after Mark Johnston McKen (1823-1872), Scottish plant collector and herbarium curator at the Durban Botanic Gardens.
Habitat: In rocky grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1900 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 29 September 2016
Literature:

Perry, P.L. (2010). Eriospermaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(2) Pages 2 - 3. (Includes a picture).


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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eriospermum mackenii
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JSTOR Plant Science: Eriospermum mackenii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eriospermum mackenii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eriospermum mackenii
Tropicos: Eriospermum mackenii
West African Plants database: Eriospermum mackenii


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 mackenii subsp. mackenii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113650, retrieved 30 September 2016

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