Lapeirousia caudata Schinz

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Lapeirousia caudata

Bulozi Plain, floodplain
Dec 1995
Photo: Mike Bingham

Lapeirousia caudata

Bulozi Plain, floodplain
Dec 1995
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Lapeirousia littoralis Baker subsp. caudata (Schinz) Goldblatt
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Frequency: Widespread, though uncommon
Status: Native
The species is easily recognized by the long perianth tube, the narrow sepals and the plicate (corrugated) basal leaf. Perianth tube (25)35 – 45(70) mm long.
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Notes: Widespread in Zambia, though uncommon; habitat not threatened. Least concern.
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Habitat: Sandy soils, on floodplains and at dambo margins.
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,Lp,C,S,W
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Content last updated: Wednesday 16 November 2016

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 128. As Lapeirousia littoralis

Goldblatt, P. (1990). Systematics of Lapeirousia (Iridaceae–Ixioideae) in Tropical Africa Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 77(3) Pages 476 - 479. As Lapeirousia littoralis subsp. caudata

Goldblatt, P. (1993). Iridaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(4) Pages 11 - 12. As Lapeirousia littoralis subsp. caudata

Goldblatt, P. & Manning, J.C. (2015). Systematics and Biology of Lapeirousia, Codonorhiza, Psilosiphon and Schizorhiza in Southern Africa Strelitzia 35 South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria Pages 60 - 61.

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. As Lapeirousia littoralis subsp. caudata

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

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

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Flora of Botswana: Lapeirousia caudata
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Lapeirousia caudata

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lapeirousia caudata
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Lapeirousia caudata., retrieved 26 January 2022

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