Sarcophyte piriei Hutch.

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Sarcophyte piriei

Photo: Karl van Laeren
At base of Mt Tshshinini (Jechenene)

Sarcophyte piriei

Photo: Karl van Laeren
At base of Mt Tshshinini (Jechenene)

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Synonyms: Sarcophyte sanguinea Sparrm. subsp. pirei (Hutch.) B. Hansen
Common names:
Status: Native
Plant to 40 cm tall, not smelling. Tuber 5-13 × 5-11 cm, irregularly lobed. Bracts ovate-lanceolate. Male flowers: perianth segments (2-)3(-4), very fleshy; stamens (2-)3(-4), less than half as along as perianth segments. Female flowers: clusters 0.4 - 1.5 cm long, cylindric to ± spherical.
Derivation of specific name: piriei: named for Dr J.H.H. Pirie of the East African Medical Staff, a collector of this species
Altitude range: (metres)
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe; east Africa from Somalia and Ethiopia, to Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 17 February 2013

Stannard, B.L. (2006). Balanophoraceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 247 - 249. As Sarcophyte sanguinea piriei (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Sarcophyte piriei., retrieved 23 February 2017

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