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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Elton Plateau).

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb from a thick rhizome, 4 cm long, up to 3 cm in diameter, with spreading fleshy yellowish roots 4–5 mm in diameter.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves in a basal rosette, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 25–85 cm long, up to 3 cm wide towards the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 1–1.2 m high; peduncle 10–16 mm in diameter; raceme very dense, 10–20 cm long, 7–9 cm wide; fertile bracts oblong to lanceolate, 8–10 mm long, 1–2 mm wide at the base, blunt to obtuse at the apex; pedicels 4–8 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pink to orange-pink or red, with yellow tips, the upper held ± horizontally, the lower strongly pendent, slightly decurved; the perianth-tube 32–42 mm long, 2–3 mm wide around the ovary, only slightly constricted above the ovary, 2–3 mm wide, 4–6 mm wide at the mouth, the lobes 1–2 mm long; stamens level with the tube or slightly exserted; style exserted, up to 10 mm in older flowers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Immature capsules ovoid, ± 5 mm long, 4 mm wide.
Habitat
Growing in water in streams and rivers; 2100–2500(–2800 fide Cribb & Leedal) m
Distribution
known only from the Elton Plateau T7

Native to:

Tanzania

Kniphofia paludosa Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 30: 274 (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: 63, fig. 22/l (1908).
  • Engl. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 30: 274 (1901).

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