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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central Tropical Africa W. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

Asphodelaceae, Christopher Whitehouse. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2002

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb from a thick rhizome, 1.5–2.5 cm in diameter, with spreading fleshy yellow roots ± 2 mm in diameter.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves in a basal rosette, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 50–140 cm long, up to 3 cm wide towards the base, sometimes the lowest ones sheathing up to 10 cm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 60–120 cm long; peduncle 8–18 mm in diameter; raceme very dense and compact, 5.5–9 cm long, 4–6.5 cm wide; fertile bracts lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, 5–9 mm long, 1–2 mm at the base, acute at the apex; pedicels 2–4 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers dark red when young, paler with age and yellow when open, the upper held ± horizontally to slightly pendent, ± straight; the perianth-tube 18–30 mm long, 1.5–2 mm wide around the ovary, barely constricted above, 3–5 mm wide at the mouth, the lobes 1–2 mm long; stamens slightly exserted for 1–2 mm; style exserted for up to 7 mm in older flowers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsules ovoid, 6–7 mm long, 5–6 mm wide.
Habitat
Upland grassland, usually water-logged; 2100–3350 m
Distribution
T4 U2

Native to:

Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Kniphofia bequaertii De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Rev. Zool. Bot. Africaines 8(Suppl. Bot.): 17 (1920)

Accepted by

  • Whitehouse, C. (2002). Asphodelaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-18.
  • Whitehouse, C. (2016). Kniphofia; The complete guide: 1-440. Royal Horticultural Society.

Not accepted by

  • Geerinck, D.J.L. (2015). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaïre - Rwanda - Burundi), n.s., Asphodelaceae: 1-43. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Meise. [Cited as Kniphofia grantii.]
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1988). Flora du Rwanda 4: 1-651. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale. [Cited as Kniphofia grantii.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Whitehouse, C. (2002). Asphodelaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-18.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • De Wild. in Rev. Zool. Afr. 8, suppl. bot.: B17 (1920)
  • De Wild., Pl. Bequaert. 1: 22 (1921).
  • Marais in Kew Bulletin 28: 475 (1973).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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