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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Malawi to Eswatini.
Kniphofia splendida

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Plants clump-forming, robust, up to 2 m tall.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome horizontal with closely-spaced erect corm-like branches; roots slightly swollen.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves erect at first, usually becoming bent over, up to 2 m long, 1.5–5 cm wide, linear, keeled below, grooved above but with the surface of the leaf almost flat, sparsely serrulate on margins and midrib, tough, strongly ribbed when dry, dull green or glaucous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle up to 162 cm long, fairly stout.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Raceme 6.5–28 cm long, moderately dense; bracts c. 7 mm long, sterile bracts up to c. 12 × 5 mm, lanceolate to broadly lanceolate, subacute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers orange to reddish-orange.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth c. 25 mm long, slightly constricted above the ovary, narrow funnel-shaped, straight.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens exserted by 5–10 mm at anthesis, remaining exserted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style eventually exserted for about 10 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 5.5–7 mm in length, subglobose, slightly pointed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds c. 2 mm long, angular, with yellowish-brown wings.

Native to:

Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

Kniphofia splendida E.A.Bruce appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 25, 1971 Kirk [s.n.], Malawi K000210411
Mar 25, 1971 Chapman, J.D. [633], Malawi K000210415
Mar 25, 1971 Wild, H [4948], Zimbabwe K000210427
Mar 25, 1971 Wild, H [4947], Zimbabwe K000210426
Mar 25, 1971 Richards, H.M. [16579], Malawi K000210409
Mar 25, 1971 Chapman, J.D. [633], Malawi K000210414
Groeneveld [28420], South Africa K000210430 isotype
Groeneveld [28420], South Africa K000210431 isotype
Brass, L.J. [16323], Malawi K000210413
Brummitt, R.K. [10394], Malawi K000210418
Brummitt, R.K. [9712], Malawi K000210421
Brummitt, R.K. [9712], Malawi K000210422
Brummitt, R.K. [9609], Malawi K000210424
Goyder, D.J. [3208], Malawi K000210417
Plowes, D.C.H. [2171], Zimbabwe K000210425
Crook, A.O. [546], Zimbabwe K000210429
Timberlake, J. [5033], Mozambique K000613412
Harris, T. [204], Mozambique K000613279
Goyder, D.J. [3208], Malawi K000210416
Wild, H [6136], Malawi K000210410
Plowes, D.C.H. [2306], Zimbabwe K000210428
Brummitt, R.K. [10394], Malawi K000210419
Brummitt, R.K. [15625], Malawi K000210420
Moriarty, A. [609], Malawi K000210412
Pawek, J. [3794], Malawi K000210423

First published in Fl. Pl. Africa 30: t. 1183 (1955)

Accepted by

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Harris, T., Darbyshire, I. & Polhill, R. (2011). New species and range extensions from Mt Namuli, Mt Mabu and Mt Chiperone in northern Mozambique Kew Bulletin 66: 241-151.
  • Pope, G.V. (ed.) (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 12(3): 1-106. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34: 1-199.
  • Whitehouse, C. (2016). Kniphofia; The complete guide: 1-440. Royal Horticultural Society.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Harris, T., Darbyshire, I. & Polhill, R. (2011). New species and range extensions from Mt Namuli, Mt Mabu and Mt Chiperone in northern Mozambique Kew Bulletin 66: 241-151.
  • Pope, G.V. (ed.) (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 12(3): 1-106. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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