Schizobasis intricata (Baker) Baker

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Schizobasis intricata

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Foothills of Mount Ribaue, Ribaue District, Nampula province

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Synonyms: Anthericum intricatum Baker
Drimia intricata (Baker) J.C.Manning & Goldblatt
Schizobasis dinteri K.Krause
Schizobasis macowanii Baker
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Status: Native
Perennial herb growing from a globose bulb, 2.5-3.7 cm in diameter. Leaves 4-10, basal, terete, erect, 7.5-10 cm long, normally gone before the stems appear; scape erect, 7.5-30 cm tall including the inflorescence; peduncle as long as the panicle, sometimes spirally twisted; panicle, 7.5-25 cm long and broad, very lax, with zigzag rhachis, slender, spreading, or ascending; pedicels 1-2.5 cm long. Flowers bell-shaped, 0.4 cm long; segments oblong-obtuse, white or yellow, with a distinct brown keel; capsule ellipsoid, 4-5 mm long.
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Habitat: Among rocks on hillsides
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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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 91.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 123. also as Drimia intricata

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Schizobasis intricata., retrieved 23 September 2019

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