Lapeirousia littoralis Baker
subsp. caudata (Schinz) Goldblatt

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Lapeirousia littoralis subsp. caudata

Photo: Mike Bingham
Mongu West, Bulozi Plain

Lapeirousia littoralis subsp. caudata

Photo: Mike Bingham
Mongu West, Bulozi Plain

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Synonyms: Lapeirousia caudata Schinz
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Status: Native
The species is easily recognized by the long perianth tube, the narrow sepals and the plicate (corrugated) basal leaf. Perianth tube (25)35 – 45(70) mm long.
Derivation of specific name: littoralis: of the seashore
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Worldwide distribution: Regional:Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Caprivi
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C
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Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 128. As Lapeirousia littoralis

Goldblatt, P. (1990). Systematics of Lapeirousia (Iridaceae–Ixioideae) in Tropical Africa Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 77(3) Pages 476 - 479.

Goldblatt, P. (1993). Iridaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(4) Pages 11 - 12.

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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Flora of Botswana: Lapeirousia littoralis subsp. caudata
Flora of Caprivi: Lapeirousia littoralis subsp. caudata
Flora of Mozambique: Lapeirousia littoralis subsp. caudata
Flora of Zambia: Lapeirousia littoralis subsp. caudata

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lapeirousia littoralis
African Plant Database: Lapeirousia littoralis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Lapeirousia littoralis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Lapeirousia littoralis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Lapeirousia littoralis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Lapeirousia littoralis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lapeirousia littoralis
JSTOR Plant Science: Lapeirousia littoralis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lapeirousia littoralis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Lapeirousia littoralis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lapeirousia littoralis
Plants of the World Online: Lapeirousia littoralis
Tropicos: Lapeirousia littoralis
Wikipedia: Lapeirousia littoralis

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: Lapeirousia littoralis subsp. caudata., retrieved 26 November 2020

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