Lapeirousia schimperi (Asch. & Klatt) Milne-Redh.

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Lapeirousia schimperi

Photo: Jean-Michel Blake
The Hide Safaris concession, Hwange National Park

Lapeirousia schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Bulawayo-Matobo road

Lapeirousia schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Bulawayo-Matobo road

Lapeirousia schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Bulawayo-Matobo road

Lapeirousia schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Bulawayo-Matobo road

Lapeirousia schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Bulawayo-Matobo road

Lapeirousia schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Bulawayo-Matobo road

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Synonyms: Acidanthera unicolor Hochst. ex Baker
Anomatheca angolensis Baker
Lapeirousia angolensis (Baker) R.C. Foster
Lapeirousia cyanescens Welw. ex Baker
Lapeirousia dinteri Vaupel
Lapeirousia edulis Schinz
Lapeirousia fragrans Welw. ex Baker
Lapeirousia monteiroi Baker
Lapeirousia porphyrosiphon Baker
Lapeirousia uliginosa Dinter
Tritonia schimperi Asch. & Klatt
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, to 80 cm tall, growing from corms. Foliage leaves 3 or more, the lower 2 usually exceeding the inflorescence; upper leaves smaller and bract-like. Stem laxly branched. Inflorescence a lax false panicle. Flowers zygomorphic, white to cream, rarely pale violet; perianth-tube long, 10-15 cm; tepals 6-7 mm wide, extended at right angles to the tube. Stamens 1-sided. Style divided, the branches forked.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: schimperi: named after Wilhelm Schimper, explorer and collector, particularly in Ethiopia.
Habitat: In damp places such as streamsides, dambos and seasonal marshes, in arid country.
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Caprivi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Sudan, Tanzania,Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C
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Images last updated: Tuesday 7 April 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 313. (Includes a picture).

Goldblatt, P. (1993). Iridaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(4) Pages 36 - 38. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 391. (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 92.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 116.

Roodt, V. (2011). Wild flowers, Waterplants and Grasses of the Okavango Delta and Kalahari "Did You Know" nature series Struik Nature for Veronica Roodt Publications Page 36. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 125.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 185.


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Flora of Botswana: Lapeirousia schimperi
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lapeirousia schimperi
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Lapeirousia schimperi
Tropicos: Lapeirousia schimperi
West African Plants database: Lapeirousia schimperi


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: Lapeirousia schimperi.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116070, retrieved 7 December 2016

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