Lapeirousia setifolia Harms

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Lapeirousia setifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda Bridge, Nyika National Park.

Lapeirousia setifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda Bridge, Nyika National Park.

Lapeirousia setifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda Bridge, Nyika National Park.

Lapeirousia setifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chozi View Point, Nyika National Park.

Lapeirousia setifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chozi View Point, Nyika National Park.

Lapeirousia setifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chozi View Point, Nyika National Park.

Lapeirousia setifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chozi View Point, Nyika National Park.

Lapeirousia setifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chozi View Point, Nyika National Park.

Lapeirousia setifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chozi View Point, Nyika National Park.

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Synonyms: Lapeirousia erythrantha (Klatt) Baker var. setiflora (Harms) Geerinck
Lapeirousia welwitschii sensu Eyles non Baker
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Plants small, 5–15 cm high. Corms 10–12 mm in diameter at the base, dark-brown. Foliage leaves 3–7, the lower 2–4 clustered at the stem base and ascending, or more or less spreading, the lowermost longest and exceeding the inflorescence, the upper leaves decreasing in size, usually channelled to above the middle and broader towards the base. Stems irregular and somewhat contorted, branched, 3–4-angled. Inflorescence a congested pseudopanicle with ultimate branches 2–4-flowered; outer bracts 4–5 mm long, green, often purple-flushed, inner bracts as long as the outer or slightly shorter, apices dry, recurved. Flowers blue to violet, the lower tepals each with a white and dark-blue mark in the lower midline; perianth tube 8–10 mm long, slender, expanded and curved in the upper 1.5 mm; tepals narrowly lanceolate, 7–9 mm long, spreading at right angles to the tube. Capsules c. 2 mm long.
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Habitat: In shallow, seasonally waterlogged soil on rock outcrops
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Dec - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Southwestern Tanzania, northern Malawi and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E
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Images last updated: Sunday 17 March 2019
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 313. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 24.

Goldblatt, P. (1990). Systematics of Lapeirousia (Iridaceae–Ixioideae) in Tropical Africa Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 77(3) Pages 456 - 457.

Goldblatt, P. (1993). Iridaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(4) Pages 33 - 34.

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.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lapeirousia setifolia
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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: Lapeirousia setifolia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116080, retrieved 14 November 2019

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