Moraea carsonii Baker

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Moraea carsonii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mt Rukotso, Nyanga

Moraea carsonii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mt Rukotso, Nyanga

Moraea carsonii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mt Rukotso, Nyanga

Moraea carsonii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mt Rukotso, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Moraea homblei De Wild.
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Description:
Perennial herb growing from corms with 2-3 long, trailing foliage leaves present at the time of flowering. Flowers solitary at the ends of a "rhipidium", blue-violet with white to yellow nectar guides.
Type location:
Zambia, Fwambo
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: carsonii: named after Alexander Carson (1850-1896), British engineer and avid plant collector in Zambia.
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Flowering time:Dec - Mar
Worldwide distribution: NE Namibia, southern DRC, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,Lk
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Literature:

Goldblatt, P. (1993). Iridaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(4) Page 14. (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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 125.

Shone, D.K. & Drummond, R.B. (1965). Poisonous Plants of Rhodesia Ministry of Agriculture, Rhodesia Page 25.

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Flora of Botswana: Moraea carsonii
Flora of Malawi: Moraea carsonii
Flora of Zimbabwe: Moraea carsonii

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Moraea carsonii
African Plant Database: Moraea carsonii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Moraea carsonii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Moraea carsonii
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Moraea carsonii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Moraea carsonii
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Moraea carsonii
JSTOR Plant Science: Moraea carsonii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Moraea carsonii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Moraea carsonii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Moraea carsonii
Plants of the World Online: Moraea carsonii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Moraea carsonii
Tropicos: Moraea carsonii
Wikipedia: Moraea carsonii


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Moraea carsonii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115620, retrieved 15 September 2019

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