Androcymbium striatum Hochst. ex A. Rich.

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Androcymbium striatum

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Vumba Rd before Westaway

Androcymbium striatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba Rd before Westaway

Androcymbium striatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyangombe Falls carpark

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Synonyms: Androcymbium melanthioides Willd. var. striatum (A. Rich.) Baker
Common names: African crocus (English) Little men in a boat (English) Pyjama flower (English)
Status: Native
Perennial bulb, growing annual stems up to 15 cm. The small, tubular flowers are surrounded by large boat-shaped bracts which are white with green stripes.
Derivation of specific name: striatum: striped
Habitat: In high rainfall grassland and woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 600 - 1700 m
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia to South Africa and Angola
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 202 - 203. as Androcymbium melanthioides var. striatum (Includes a picture).

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 54 - 55. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. (2009). Colchicaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2) Pages 117 - 179.

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 86.

Maroyi, A (2002). Colchicaceae in Zimbabwe Kirkia 18(1) Page 6.

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

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 86 - 87. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Androcymbium striatum., retrieved 19 December 2018

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