Freesia grandiflora (Baker) Klatt

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Freesia grandiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cliffs nr Eggardon Hill, Vumba

Freesia grandiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cliffs nr Eggardon Hill, Vumba

Freesia grandiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cliffs nr Eggardon Hill, Vumba

Freesia grandiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes of Mt Belingwe

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Synonyms: Anomatheca grandiflora Baker
Freesia rubella Baker
Lapeirousia grandiflora Baker
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Attractive perennial herb, up to 60 cm, growing from spherical corms. Several foliage leaves, narrowly lanceolate, reach to the base of the inflorescence. Flowers usually red with darker red markings on the inside of the lower 3 tepals; stamens and style red, long exserted.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: grandiflora: large flowered
Habitat: A species of deciduous woodland and scrub, often among rocks or on termite hills, growing in light shade.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jan - Apr
Worldwide distribution: DRC (Shaba), southern Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Friday 14 March 2014
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 127.

Goldblatt, P. (1993). Iridaceae FZ 12(4) Pages 53 - 55. (Includes a picture).

Goldblatt, P. (1996). Iridaceae FTEA Pages 39 - 40. (Includes a picture).

Goldblatt, P. & Manning, J.C. (1995). Phylogeny of the African Genera Anomatheca and Freesia and a new genus Xenoscapa Systematic Botany 20(2) Page 171.

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 115.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 22, plate 41


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Freesia grandiflora.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116090, retrieved 18 September 2014

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