Hybanthus enneaspermus (L.) F. Muell.
var. enneaspermus

Images: None on this site.

Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Synonyms: Calceolaria enneasperma (L.) Kuntze
Hybanthus heterophyllus (Vent.) Baill.
Hybanthus hirtus (Klotzsch) Engl.
Hybanthus hirtus (Klotzsch) Engl. var. klotzschii Engl.
Hybanthus hirtus (Klotzsch) Engl. var. glabrescens Engl.
Ionidium enneaspermum (L.) Vent.
Ionidium heterophyllum Vent.
Ionidium hirtum Klotzsch
Viola enneasperma L.
Common names: Lady's Slipper (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial, sometimes annual herb with spreading to ascending stems, usually up to 60 cm high. Leaves alternate, 2-6.5 cm long, in this variety linear to narrowly elliptic, hairless to more or less densely hairy; margin usually entire. Flowers solitary in the leaf axils on a pedicel up to 1.8 mm long, rose-pink to violet or bluish, normally with darker streaks and white in the centre; lower petal up to 2 × 2 cm, almost square with a short blunt spur. Fruit a 3-sided capsule, 5-8 mm long, pale yellow, hairless.
Notes: See var. serratus for comparison.
Derivation of specific name: enneaspermus: 9-seeded
Habitat: In grassland, along roadsides, in rock crevices and other exposed dry places, often on sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa, Madagascar, Arabia, tropical Asia and Australia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
Growth form(s): Annual, perennial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Pardopsis punctatissima (Larval foodplant)
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Literature:

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 82.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 102.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 408 - 409. as Hybanthus enneaspermus (Includes a picture).

Robson, N.K.B. (1960). Violaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 254 - 257. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 111.


Comments

comments powered by Disqus

Other sources of information about Hybanthus enneaspermus var. enneaspermus:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Hybanthus enneaspermus var. enneaspermus
Flora of Mozambique: Hybanthus enneaspermus var. enneaspermus
Flora of Zambia: Hybanthus enneaspermus var. enneaspermus

External websites:

African Plant Database: Hybanthus enneaspermus
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Hybanthus enneaspermus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hybanthus enneaspermus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Hybanthus enneaspermus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hybanthus enneaspermus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Hybanthus enneaspermus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hybanthus enneaspermus
Ispot Southern Africa : Hybanthus enneaspermus
JSTOR Plant Science: Hybanthus enneaspermus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hybanthus enneaspermus
Tropicos: Hybanthus enneaspermus
West African Plants database: Hybanthus enneaspermus


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: Hybanthus enneaspermus var. enneaspermus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140620, retrieved 29 August 2016

Site software last modified: 2 July 2016 1:03pm (GMT +2)
Terms of use