Radinosiphon leptostachya (Baker) N.E. Br.

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Radinosiphon leptostachya

High rainfall Miombo woodland
Feb 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

Radinosiphon leptostachya

High rainfall Miombo woodland
Feb 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

Radinosiphon leptostachya

High rainfall Miombo woodland
Feb 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Acidanthera holostachya (Baker) N.E. Br.
Acidanthera leptostachya (Baker) N.E. Br.
Acidanthera lomatensis N.E. Br.
Lapeirousia holostachya Baker
Lapeirousia leptostachya Baker
Radinosiphon cameronii N.E. Br.
Radinosiphon holostachya (Baker) N.E. Br.
Radinosiphon lomatensis (N.E. Br.) N.E. Br.
Tritonia acroloba Harms
Common names:
Frequency: Locally
Status: Native
Terrestrial herb 15 to 50 cm tall from corms 12-15 mm; foliage leaves basal, reaching to base of spike, 8-15 mm wide, narrowly lanceolate; inflorescence simple or 1-3 branched; spike 4-12 flowered, flowers pink to purple, perianth tube 20-30 long, tepals unequal, the upper longer than the lower.
Type location:
South Africa, Transvaal
Derivation of specific name: leptostachya: with a slender spike
Habitat: Rocky grassland among boulders and cliffs in mountainous areas.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Dec - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique south through Zimbabwe, Eswatini and South Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Content last updated: Thursday 15 March 2018

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 206 - 207. (Includes a picture).

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).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 36. As Lapeirousia leptostachya

Goldblatt, P. (1993). Iridaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(4) Pages 64 - 65. (Includes a picture).

Goldblatt, P. (1996). Iridaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 46 - 48. (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. Pages 13 - 14. (Includes a picture).

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

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 83.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Radinosiphon leptostachya
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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: Species information: Radinosiphon leptostachya.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116010, retrieved 19 May 2024

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