Cyrtanthus galpinii Baker

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Cyrtanthus galpinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cecil Kop, Mutare

Cyrtanthus galpinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cecil Kop, Mutare

Cyrtanthus galpinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cecil Kop, Mutare

Cyrtanthus galpinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Valley of the Kings, Mutare

Cyrtanthus galpinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Valley of the Kings, Mutare

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Synonyms: Cyrtanthus balenii Phillips
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Small, pink-flowered herb, 1- or less often 2-flowered, flowering before the leaves. Bracts 2. Petals 6. Style lobes 3. Stamens 6, 3 lower down in the tube of the corolla than the other 3. Ovary inferior.
Notes: This species is closely related to Cyrtanthus sanguineus (Lindl.) Walp. and C. thorncroftii C.H. Wright. A specimen at SRGH from northern Zimbabwe was long misidentified as C. thorncroftii but does in fact belong here. Both C. sanguineus and C. thorncroftii are endemic to South Africa.
Derivation of specific name: galpinii: after E.E. Galpin (1858-1941), a botanical collector
Habitat: Amongst grass on dry rocky slopes in open Brachystegia woodland
Altitude range: (metres) 1100 - 1800 m
Flowering time:(May-)Aug - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 8 June 2010
Literature:

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 76 - 77. (Includes a picture).

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 84.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 40 - 41. (Includes a picture).

Zimudzi, C., Archer, R.H., Kwembeya, E.G. & Nordal, I. (2006). Synopsis of the Amaryllidaceae from the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia 18(2) Page 156.

Zimudzi, C., Archer, R.H., Kwembeya, E.G. & Nordal, I. (2008). Amaryllidacae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Pages 110 - 112. (Includes a picture).


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cyrtanthus galpinii
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cyrtanthus galpinii
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Cyrtanthus galpinii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=164320, retrieved 14 April 2024

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