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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to Angola.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Plants apparently solitary.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome horizontal with short, well-spaced, erect, shoot-bearing branches; roots thick, fleshy.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ± distichous, (15)75–150 cm long, up to 2 cm wide, linear, gradually tapering to a ± blunt apex, the blade ± flat, glaucous; margins hyaline, remotely serrulate in the upper two-thirds or entire; keel prominent, smooth, upper surface only slightly grooved.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle fairly stout, 12–75 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Raceme 5–15 cm long, oblong, dense; bracts 4–7 mm long, ovate to oblong, scarious, irregularly serrulate or fimbriate-serrulate, rounded at the apex, sometimes appearing acuminate through inrolling of the margins; pedicels 2–4 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers patent, pale yellow with green nerves, or green.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth 18–30 mm long, slightly constricted above the ovary, almost straight.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers exserted for 3–5 mm at anthesis, later withdrawn.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style exserted for 5–8 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Young capsules c. 6 mm long, ovoid, mature capsules not seen.

Native to:

Angola, Zambia, Zaïre

Recorded in error in:

Tanzania

Kniphofia dubia De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Ann. Mus. Congo Belge, Bot., sér. 4, 1: 10 (1902)

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.
  • 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
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