Ledebouria sandersonii (Baker) S. Venter

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Ledebouria sandersonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Silver Mist cottage, near Troutbeck

Ledebouria sandersonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Silver Mist cottage, near Troutbeck

Ledebouria sandersonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Silver Mist cottage, near Troutbeck

Ledebouria sandersonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Ledebouria sandersonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Ledebouria sandersonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Susurumba, Juliasdale

Ledebouria sandersonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Susurumba, Juliasdale

Ledebouria sandersonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Susurumba, Juliasdale

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Frequency: Locally very common
Status: Native
Description:
Small plants. Leaves mostly 1-3, ovate, blue-green to olive-green above sometimes spotted with purple, often purplish beneath, more or less densely set with tubercle-based ciliate hairs on the upper surface. Inflorescences 1-several, many-flowered; peduncles mostly less than 15 cm long, often densely spotted with purple brown markings. Flowers very brightly coloured violet-pink.
Notes: This distinct species is locally very common in the greater Troutbeck-Nyanga-Juliasdale area. The name given is based on specimens of this taxon at SRGH that were determined by S. Venter in 1993 as L. sandersonii, a species also found in South Africa. We suspect that the taxonomic status of the Zimbabwe population may well be different but until a new name has been officially published we will use this name.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Usually forming colonies in shallow soils overlying dolorite rock, also at vlei margins, under high altitude Brachystegia and in short maintained grassland in a garden surrounded by pine plantations.
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Worldwide distribution: Eastern Zimbabwe and ?South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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Images last updated: Friday 4 January 2019
Literature:

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 36.

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.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 344 - 345. (Includes a picture).

Venter, S. & Edwards, T.J. (2003). A revision of Ledebouria (Hyacinthaceae) in South Africa. 3. The re-instatement of L. ensifolia, L. galpinii and L. sandersonii Bothalia 33(1) Pages 50 - 51.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ledebouria sandersonii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=114520, retrieved 24 November 2020

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