Romulea camerooniana Baker

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Romulea camerooniana

Montane scrub
Mafinga Mts., Mafinga Distr.
Jan 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Romulea camerooniana

Montane scrub
Mafinga Mts., Mafinga Distr.
Jan 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Romulea camerooniana

Montane scrub
Mafinga Mts., Mafinga Distr.
Jan 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Romulea alpina Rendle
Romulea campanuloides Harms
Romulea fischeri Pax
Romulea thodei Schltr.
Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial herbs 7–12 cm high excluding the leaves, growing from globose corms 8–15 mm in diameter, tapering to a sharp point below. Leaves 1–4, straight or curved, filiform, 1–1.5 mm in diameter. Stems 1–4 per plant, more or less erect. Flowers solitary per stem, lilac to violet, white to yellow in the centre, darkly veined outside; perianth tube 7–8 mm long; tepals lanceolate, 12–20 mm long, erect in the lower part and curving outwards above. Capsules 7–10 mm long.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: camerooniana: of Cameroon.
Habitat: In montane grassland, among rocks and on rocky outcrops or cliffs
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Dec - Mar
Worldwide distribution: From Cameroon to Ethiopia and Sudan, and South to Lesotho and Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 14 February 2022

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 313. (Includes a picture).

Goldblatt, P. (1993). Iridaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(4) Pages 63 - 64. (Includes a picture).

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 92.

Moriarty, A. (1975). Wild Flowers of Malawi Purnell & sons Cape Town. Page 17. As Romulea campanuloides (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 116.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Romulea camerooniana., retrieved 25 September 2023

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