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This species is accepted, and its native range is Malawi (Mt. Mulanje).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Plants usually solitary, 30–40 cm tall, slender.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome slender, 7–12 mm in diameter, with short, well-spaced, erect, shoot-bearing branches, the latter ± densely clothed in fibrous remains of old leaf bases; roots many, slender, fleshy.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 5–15, up to 25 cm long and c. 4 mm wide, linear, gradually attenuate to the apex, ribbed, with margins entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle erect slender, 12–26 cm long, enveloped at the base by old leaf bases.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Raceme 8–9 cm long, sparse; bracts c. 1 cm long, lanceolate, rounded; sterile bracts membranous, white with a brown medial nerve, 2.2 cm long, lanceolate; pedicels c. 2–4 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers patent, finally pendulous, yellow; young buds erect, orange-red with green apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth 28–34 mm long, cylindrical, slightly arcuate, not constricted above the ovary; lobes c. 2 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Anthers not exserted; filaments exserted for c. 1 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style attenuate, included or slightly exserted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule not seen.

Native to:

Malawi

Kniphofia mulanjeana S.Blackmore appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1996 Chapman, J.D. [554], Malawi K000210408
Blackmore [408], Malawi K000210407 Unknown type material

First published in Kew Bull. 35: 793 (1981)

Accepted by

  • 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

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

Flora Zambesiaca
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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