Nerine laticoma (Ker Gawl.) T. Durand & Schinz

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Nerine laticoma

Photo: Darrel Plowes
8 km east of Oodi, Botswana

Nerine laticoma

Photo: Darrel Plowes
8 km east of Oodi, Botswana

Nerine laticoma

Photo: Darrel Plowes
8 km east of Oodi, Botswana

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Common names:
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Perennial, growing from a large bulb. Leaves just appearing at time of flowering. Inflorescence spherical, many-flowered. Flowers white with a reddish-pink central line on the lobes.
Notes: A species superficially similar to Ammocharis and Boophone but with distinctly asymmetrical flowers without or with a very short tube. There is only one record (R.N. Davies s.n.) from near Beitbridge at the National Herbarium (SRGH).
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In sandy soils in dry open scrub and grassland.
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Worldwide distribution: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Images last updated: Tuesday 6 June 2006

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 250. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 113.


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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: Nerine laticoma., retrieved 26 August 2016

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