Stylochaeton natalensis Schott
subsp. natalensis

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Stylochaeton natalensis subsp. natalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chipote, Mahenye, Ndowoyo CL.

Stylochaeton natalensis subsp. natalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chipote, Mahenye, Ndowoyo CL.

Stylochaeton natalensis subsp. natalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chipote, Mahenye, Ndowoyo CL.

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Synonyms: Stylochaeton gazensis Rendle
Stylochiton hennigii Engl.
Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial herb, growing from a vertical, underground rhizome. Leaves usually several, lamina up to 25 cm long, broadly triangular, strongly cordate, mostly hairless; petioles sheathing at the base. The inflorescence borne on a short stalk, arises from among the leaf bases; spathe narrow, greenish to pale yellow, c. 15 cm long, distinctly swollen at the base, tubular for about half its length, tapering to a long point, very short-lived, apparently opening at night.
Derivation of specific name: natalensis: of Natal, South Africa
Habitat: In deciduous woodland, plants dying back each year.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Nov
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
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Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 49 - 50. As Stylochaeton natalensis (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 53. As Stylochiton natalensis

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 119. As Stylochaeton natalensis

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 28 - 29. (Includes a picture).

Haigh, A. & Boyce, P. (2012). Araceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(1) Pages 13 - 14.

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 85. as Stylochaeton natalensis

Mayo, S.J. (1985). Araceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 45 - 46.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 506 - 507. (Includes a picture).

Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002). SABONET Southern Mozambique Expedition 2001; Provisional Plant Checklist of the Maputo Elephant Reserve (MER) and Licuati Forest Reserve (LFR) SABONET News 7(1) Page 23.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Stylochaeton natalensis subsp. natalensis., retrieved 24 June 2024

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