1314.000 Lapeirousia Pourr.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, dying back each year, with flat-based bell-shaped corms. Foliage leaves 1-several. Inflorescence usually a much-branched panicle or a simple to branched spike or flowers clustered at ground level. Flowers actinomorphic or zygomorphic, blue, purple, red, white or pink; tepals connate into a perianth tube, equal or subequal. Fruit a capsule.

Worldwide: 36 species in subsaharan Africa, especially on the SW coast

Zambia: 7 taxa.

Lapeirousia schimperi

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
erythrantha (Klatt) BakerN,W,C,E,SNw,Cb,N,E,Lk,SDescription, Image
littoralis Baker subsp. caudata (Schinz) GoldblattB,N,W,C,SCb,Lp,C,S,WDescription, Image
odoratissima BakerB,N,W,CNw,N,Mc,C,WDescription, Image
rivularis Wanntorp B,W,C,SNw,Lk,SDescription, Image
schimperi (Asch. & Klatt) Milne-Redh.B,SS,WDescription, Image
teretifolia (Geerinck et al.) GoldblattNNw
zambeziaca Goldblatt [DD]BW

Other sources of information about Lapeirousia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Lapeirousia
Flora of Caprivi: Lapeirousia
Flora of Malawi: Lapeirousia
Flora of Mozambique: Lapeirousia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lapeirousia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Lapeirousia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Lapeirousia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Lapeirousia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lapeirousia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lapeirousia
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Lapeirousia

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Lapeirousia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=391, retrieved 28 September 2020

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