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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to Angola.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Asphodelaceae, S. Kativu. Flora Zambesiaca 12:3. 2001

Morphology General Habit
Plants apparently solitary, up to 1–2.5 m tall.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome horizontal with short, well-spaced, erect, shoot-bearing branches.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 0.8–1.5 m long, 1.5–2 cm wide at the base, linear acute, strongly keeled, bright green, margins entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle slender.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Raceme 30–55 cm long, cylindrical, ± dense; bracts 3–4.5 × 2–2.5 mm, ovate or oblong, boat-shaped, rounded or acute, reflexed; pedicels c. 1 mm long in flower.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers patent, pale greenish-yellow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth c. 7 mm long; tube c. 3 mm long; lobes c. 4 × 1.5 mm, oblong, rounded, becoming reflexed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens exserted for about 4 mm; anthers 1.5–2.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style exserted for about 4 mm.

Native to:

Angola, Zambia, Zaïre

Kniphofia benguellensis Welw. ex Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Milne-Redhead, E. [4639], Zambia 38350.000
Welwitsch [3736], Angola K000256174 isotype
Welwitsch [3733], Angola K000256175 Unknown type material

First published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 1: 246 (1878)

Accepted by

  • Pope, G.V. (ed.) (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 12(3): 1-106. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Whitehouse, C. (2016). Kniphofia; The complete guide: 1-440. Royal Horticultural Society.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Geerinck, D.J.L. (2015). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaïre - Rwanda - Burundi), n.s., Asphodelaceae: 1-43. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Meise.
  • Pope, G.V. (ed.) (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 12(3): 1-106. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0