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
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Status: Native
Description:
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.
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Derivation of specific name: piriei: named for Dr J.H.H. Pirie of the East African Medical Staff, a collector of this species
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Worldwide distribution: In eastern Africa from Somalia and Ethiopia southwards to Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 17 February 2013
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African Plant Database: Sarcophyte piriei
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sarcophyte piriei
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Sarcophyte piriei
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sarcophyte piriei
Ispot Southern Africa : Sarcophyte piriei
JSTOR Plant Science: Sarcophyte piriei
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sarcophyte piriei
Tropicos: Sarcophyte piriei
West African Plants database: Sarcophyte piriei


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: Sarcophyte piriei.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121620, retrieved 31 May 2016

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