Androcymbium striatum Hochst. ex A. Rich.

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Androcymbium striatum

Kanyanja, Lusaka SE 25km; Dec 1996.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Androcymbium striatum

Kanyanja, Lusaka SE 25km; Dec 1996.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Androcymbium striatum

Kanyanja, Lusaka SE 25km; Dec 1996.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Androcymbium striatum

Immature capsules; Kanyanja, Lusaka SE 25km; Dec 2004.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Androcymbium melanthioides Willd. var. striatum (A. Rich.) Baker
Colchicum striatum (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) J.C. Manning & Vinn.
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Status: Native
Above ground stem up to 15 cm long, with 2-3 leaves, 9-32 cm × 4-8 mm, linear-acuminate, without the broad ovate base. Bracts usually 4, ovate, white with green or green and mauve veins.
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Notes: Conservation status: Widespread: Least concern; data deficient in Zambia.
Derivation of specific name: striatum: striped
Habitat: Shallow pans; Kalahari woodland.
Altitude range: 6 m
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia to South Africa and Angola
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk,W
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Content last updated: Tuesday 13 January 2015

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 202 - 203. as Androcymbium melanthioides var. striatum (Includes a picture).

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 54 - 55. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. (2009). Colchicaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2) Pages 117 - 179.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 86.

Maroyi, A (2002). Colchicaceae in Zimbabwe Kirkia 18(1) Page 6.

Moriarty, A. (1975). Wild Flowers of Malawi Purnell & sons Cape Town. Pages 0 - 21. As Androcymbium melanthioides (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 86 - 87. (Includes a picture).

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Androcymbium striatum., retrieved 2 March 2024

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