Savannosiphon euryphyllus (Harms) Goldblatt & Marais

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Savannosiphon euryphyllus

Picture: Nicholas Wightman
Farm 401a, Plot 67, Lilayi, just south of Lusaka

Savannosiphon euryphyllus

Picture: Nicholas Wightman
Farm 401a, Plot 67, Lilayi, just south of Lusaka

Savannosiphon euryphyllus

Open Woodland/Thicket
Dabuyu Farms, Lilayi
May 2016
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Acidanthera euryphylla (Harms) Diels
Lapeirousia euryphylla Harms
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, growing from corms. Stem erect, unbranched, compressed and 2-winged. Leaves 3-5, lower 2-3, lanceolate, plicate, about as long as the stem; upper leaves shorter and largely sheathing. Inflorescence a 1-4(6)-flowered spike; bracts usually 4-6 cm long, sometimes longer, green; inner bracts shorter than outer. Flowers white, opening at night, without a scent; perianth tube 8-12.5 cm long, more or less cylindric; tepals 4-5 cm long; lanceolate, the uppermost tepal sometimes larger and somewhat hooded.
Type location:
Tanzania
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Habitat: Occurring in woodland, often associated with termite mounds.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Jan - Feb
Worldwide distribution: DRC (Shaba), Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,E,Lk
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Content last updated: Tuesday 19 July 2016
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 214 - 215. (Includes a picture).

Goldblatt, P. (1993). Iridaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(4) Pages 28 - 29. (Includes a picture).

Goldblatt, P. & Marais, W. (1979). Savannosiphon Gen. Nov., A Segregate of Lapeirousia (Iridaceae-Ixioideae) Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 66(4) Pages 845 - 850. (Includes a picture).

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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: Savannosiphon euryphyllus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=182050, retrieved 8 December 2019

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