Schizocarphus nervosus (Burch.) Van der Merwe

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Schizocarphus nervosus

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Borrowdale Common

Schizocarphus nervosus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common

Schizocarphus nervosus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near World's View, Troutbeck, Nyanga.

Schizocarphus nervosus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near World's View, Troutbeck, Nyanga.

Schizocarphus nervosus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near World's View, Troutbeck, Nyanga.

Schizocarphus nervosus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near World's View, Troutbeck, Nyanga.

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Synonyms: Dasystachys nervata C.H. Wright
Ornithogalum nervosum Burch.
Scilla nervosa (Burch.) J.P.Jessop
Scilla rigidifolia Kunth
Scilla setifera Baker
Common names: Sand lily (English) Wild squill (English)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, up to 55 cm high, growing from a bulb up to 5 cm in diameter. Leaves linear to lanceolate, up to 35 cm long, mostly hairles, sometimes pubescent or with ciliate hairs. Flowering stem pubescent in the upper part. Inflorescence a densely flowered raceme, 5–17 cm long. Pedicels 5–9 mm long, spreading, pubescent; bracts narrowly lanceolate, up to 8 mm. Perianth segments oblong, 3–5 mm long, spreading to reflexed, white or greenish-white, rarely pale purple or blue. Ovary, filaments or anthers often bluish or dark-coloured. Capsule 3–4 mm long, often on pedicels longer than 9 mm.
Notes: Plants are said to be toxic to life stock.
Derivation of specific name: nervosa: nerved
Habitat: On sandy soils, in vleis, wet grassland and depressions in Brachystegia woodland. especially noticeable after a burn.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 2200 m
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Literature:

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 56 - 57. as Scilla nervosa

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 90. as Schizocarphus nervosus (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 91.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 115. as Scilla nervosa

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 96 - 97. as Scilla nervosa (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 123.

Stedje, B. (1996). Hyacinthaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 10 - 11. as Scilla nervosa (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Malan, S. (1988). Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria Region Struik, Cape Town Pages 72 - 73. as Scilla nervosa (Includes a picture).


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Schizocarphus nervosus
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West African Plants database: Schizocarphus nervosus


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: Schizocarphus nervosus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=114420, retrieved 30 May 2016

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