Urginea nyasae Rendle

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Urginea nyasae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Saddle between upper Vanduzi and Nhandar valleys, Mt Gorongosa

Urginea nyasae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Saddle between upper Vanduzi and Nhandar valleys, Mt Gorongosa

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Status: Native
Slender perennial herb 20-30 cm tall, growing from a bulb. Leaves long and linear, usually absent at flowering time. Flowers in a terminal raceme, whitish with a purple midline on the outside of the tepals.
Notes: Note: usually appearing and flowering after fires.
Derivation of specific name: nyasae: of Nyassaland, colonial name for Malawi.
Habitat: Occurring in moist montane grassland or crevices in rocks.
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Sunday 1 February 2009

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 91. as Urginea nyasae

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Pages 108 - 109.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 81.

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Flora of Malawi: Urginea nyasae
Flora of Mozambique: Urginea nyasae

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Urginea nyasae
African Plant Database: Urginea nyasae
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Urginea nyasae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Urginea nyasae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Urginea nyasae
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Urginea nyasae
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Urginea nyasae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Urginea nyasae
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Urginea nyasae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Urginea nyasae
Ispot Southern Africa: Urginea nyasae
JSTOR Plant Science: Urginea nyasae
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Urginea nyasae
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Urginea nyasae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Urginea nyasae
The Plant List (version 1.1): Urginea nyasae
Tropicos: Urginea nyasae

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: Urginea nyasae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=168480, retrieved 19 July 2019

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