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This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Tanzania.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb presumably from a thick rhizome with fleshy roots.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves in a rosette, the outer basal ones sheathing so forming a pseudostem that is often decumbent and trailing up to 1.2 m, sometimes rooting; the lamina lanceolate, 50–170 cm long, 1.5–2.5 cm wide towards the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 50–150 cm high; peduncle 7–9 mm in diameter; raceme lax to dense, 9–17 cm long, 4–6.5 cm wide; fertile bracts ovate to triangular, 4–10 mm long, 2–3 mm wide at the base, obtuse to acute at the apex, the keel ± equalling the margins; pedicels 2–5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers orange outside, yellow inside and towards the mouth of the tube at anthesis, ± held horizontally to slightly pendent, only slightly decurved; the perianth-tube 22–30 mm long, 5–8 mm wide at the mouth, 2–3 mm wide around the ovary, not or barely constricted above the ovary, 2–3 mm wide, the lobes triangular, 1–2 mm long; stamens and style included within the tube or slightly exserted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Immature capsule ovoid, ± 4 mm long, ± 3 mm wide.
Habitat
On the edge of rivers and swamps; 1700–2400 m
Distribution
T7 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Kniphofia goetzei Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Goetze [1045], Tanzania K000256150 isotype

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 30: 273 (1901)

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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A. Berger in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV, 38: 52, fig. 20/f–g (1908).
  • Engl. in A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 2: fig. 214/f–g (1908).
  • Engl. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 30: 273 (1901)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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/
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