Siphonochilus kirkii - yellow-flowered form

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Siphonochilus kirkii - yellow-flowered form

Lusaka, cultivated from the wild
ex Kabompo
Nov 2008
Photo: Mike Bingham

Siphonochilus kirkii - yellow-flowered form

Lusaka, cultivated
Dec 2008
Photo: Mike Bingham

Siphonochilus kirkii - yellow-flowered form

Lusaka, cultivated from the wild
Dec 2009
Photo: Mike Bingham

Siphonochilus kirkii - yellow-flowered form

Fruits and seeds
Lusaka, cultivated ex Kabompo
Jan 2012
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Kaempferia decora Druten
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Mozambique
Notes: This yellow flowered form was long regarded as a separate species under the name Siphonochilus decorus (Druten) B.L. Burtt. It is now considered mere colourform of Siphonochilus kirkii (Hook. f.) B.L. Burtt with S. decorus as a synonym.
Derivation of specific name: decorus: handsome, elegant
Habitat: Low altitude, high rainfall areas.
Altitude range: Up to 900 m
Flowering time:Nov - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe
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Insects associated with this species: Physcaeneura pione (Food plant)
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Literature:

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 112.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 26, plate 45

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Siphonochilus kirkii - yellow-flowered form
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Siphonochilus kirkii - yellow-flowered form
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Siphonochilus kirkii - yellow-flowered form
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Siphonochilus kirkii - yellow-flowered form
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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: Siphonochilus kirkii - yellow-flowered form.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116170, retrieved 20 June 2019

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