Afrosolen bainesii (Baker) Goldblatt & J.C.Manning

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Afrosolen bainesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Masasanya Dam, Gonarezhou National Park.

Afrosolen bainesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Masasanya Dam, Gonarezhou National Park.

Afrosolen bainesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Masasanya Dam, Gonarezhou National Park.

Afrosolen bainesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Masasanya Dam, Gonarezhou National Park.

Afrosolen bainesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Masasanya Dam, Gonarezhou National Park.

Afrosolen bainesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Masasanya Dam, Gonarezhou National Park.

Afrosolen bainesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Masasanya Dam, Gonarezhou National Park.

Afrosolen bainesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Masasanya Dam, Gonarezhou National Park.

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Synonyms: Lapeirousia bainesii Baker
Lapeirousia vaupeliana Dinter
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herbs 30-60 cm high, growing from corms. Leaves linear to narrowly lanceolate, 5-7 mm wide, usually slightly longer than the inflorescence, blue-green with a prominent midrib. Stems compressed and 2-winged below, 3-4-angled or winged above. Inflorescence divaricately branched, the ultimate branchlets 1-2-flowered. Flowers with a long slender tube, 25-40 mm long; mostly white, cream or pink but also mauve to purplish with dark marks on the lower tepals and a darker throat, opening late afternoon and sweetly scented.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: bainesii: after Thomas Baines (1820-75), artist and naturalist
Habitat: In sandy soils in open bush country.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jan - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Saturday 28 February 2015
Literature:

Goldblatt, P. (1990). Systematics of Lapeirousia (Iridaceae–Ixioideae) in Tropical Africa Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 77(3) Pages 469 - 472. (Includes a picture).

Goldblatt, P. (1993). Iridaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(4) Page 36. (Includes a picture).

Goldblatt, P. & Manning, J.C. (2016). Nomenclatural adjustments in African plants 2 Bothalia 46(1) Page 4.

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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 125.


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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: Afrosolen bainesii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116020, retrieved 1 December 2020

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