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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Plant robust, up to 3.7 m tall.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome interrupted (jointed with short internodes).
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 0.8–2 m long, 4–5 cm wide at the base, linear, keeled, the margins entire or remotely serrulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle stout, 1.1–2.3 m long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Raceme slender, 50–70 cm long, spiciform, ± dense; bracts 3–6 × 2.5–3.5 mm, oblong-ovate, boat-shaped, reflexed; pedicels up to 1 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers patent, white, cream, greenish or greenish and tipped with brown or reddish-brown.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth 7.5–11 mm long; tube 4–6 mm long; lobes 4–6 mm long, 2–2.5 mm wide at the base, oblong, rounded, reflexed, the margins revolute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens exserted for 4–5 mm; filaments 9–11 mm long; anthers 2.7–3.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style slightly exserted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule c. 6.5 mm long, oblong-ovoid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds sharply angled, c. 4.5–5 mm long.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb from a thick rhizome.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves in a rosette, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 1.1–1.9 m long, up to 3 cm wide towards the base, keeled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 1.8–3 m high; peduncle 10–14 mm in diameter; raceme dense, 45–90 cm long, 1.5–2 cm wide; fertile bracts ovate to triangular, boat-shaped, 4–5 mm long, 2–3 mm wide at the base, acute at the apex; flowers ± sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers yellow to orange-yellow or greenish yellow, the lobes brownish or pinkish tipped; perianth subcampanulate, the tube 3–5 mm long, 4–6 mm wide, the lobes reflexed at anthesis, 3–5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens exserted; filaments white to greenish, anthers dark brown
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Style exserted, white to greenish; ovary trigonous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Mature capsule not known.
Habitat
Grassland on hill slopes; 1800–2500 m
Distribution
T4 T7

Native to:

Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia

Kniphofia reynoldsii Codd appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Reynolds, G.W. [8625], Malawi K000256173 isotype

First published in Bot. Not. 120: 44 (1967)

Accepted by

  • Pope, G.V. (ed.) (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 12(3): 1-106. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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 benguellensis.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Codd in Bot. Notis. 120: 44 (1967).
  • Kativu in Kirkia 16: 30 (1996).
  • Marais in Kew Bulletin 28: 480 (1973).
  • S. Blackmore in Nyala 6: 120, fig. 1, 8, 15 (1980).

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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/
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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