Hesperantha coccinea (Backh. & Harv.) Goldblatt & J.C. Manning

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Hesperantha coccinea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to World's View, Nyanga

Hesperantha coccinea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rd to World's View, Nyanga

Hesperantha coccinea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rd to World's View, Nyanga

Hesperantha coccinea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Above Nyamuziwa Falls, Nyanga NP

Hesperantha coccinea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Above Nyamuziwa Falls, Nyanga NP

Hesperantha coccinea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Above Nyamuziwa Falls, Nyanga NP

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Synonyms: Schizostylis coccinea Backh. & Harv.
Common names: Scarlet river lily (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, dying back during the dry winter months.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: coccinea: scarlet
Habitat: Always close to water, growing on streambanks and along seepage zones, the flowers often overhanging the stream.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jan - Feb
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Friday 23 August 2013
Literature:

Goldblatt, P. (1993). Iridaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(4) Pages 61 - 62. As Schizostylis coccinea (Includes a picture).

Goldblatt, P. & Manning, J.C. (1996). Reduction of Schizostylis (Iridaceae: Ixioideae) in Hesperantha Novon 6(3) Pages 262 - 264.

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 92. as Schizostylis coccinea


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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: Hesperantha coccinea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115760, retrieved 24 August 2019

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