Savannosiphon Goldblatt & Marais

Goldblatt, P. (1993) Iridaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(4)

Goldblatt, P. & Marais, W. (1979) Savannosiphon Gen. Nov., A Segregate of Lapeirousia (Iridaceae-Ixioideae) Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 66(4) 845-850

Description of the genus

Perennial herb with round-based corms, bearing membranous to fibrous tunics. Leaves few, the cauline lanceolate, plicate. Stem flattened, winged, unbranched. Inflorescence a spike, bearing fairly large green bracts. Flowers actinomorphic, white; tube long. Stamens included within the tube. Style filiform, with 3 branches, each branch deeply forked. Capsule oblong.

Comment: Similar to and sometimes included in Lapeirousia but separated by the round-based corms with membranous or fibrous tunics as opposed to the flat-based corms with hard, often woody, tunics of Lapeirousia.

Worldwide: 1 species occurring in DRC (Shaba), Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia

Zambia: 1 taxon.

Savannosiphon euryphyllus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
euryphyllus (Harms) Goldblatt & MaraisN,W,C,ENw,N,E,LkDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Savannosiphon
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Savannosiphon
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Savannosiphon
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Savannosiphon
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Savannosiphon
Plants of the World Online: Savannosiphon
Tropicos: Savannosiphon
Wikipedia: Savannosiphon

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Savannosiphon., retrieved 24 April 2024

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