Siphonochilus longitubus Lock

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Siphonochilus longitubus

Kafue W, Kasuswa river; Nov 1997.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Siphonochilus longitubus

The short rhizome from which emerge the numerous roots with tuberous swellings (feature not known in similar S. rhodesicus)
Woodland
cultivated Lilayi
Apr 2015
Photo: Nick Wight

Siphonochilus longitubus

The leaves with the exposed rhizome and roots
Woodland
cultivated Lilayi
Apr 2015
Photo: Nick Wightman.

Siphonochilus longitubus

Plant flowering with emerging leaf
Open woodland; cultivated Lilayi
Dec 2009
Photo: Nick Wightman

Siphonochilus longitubus

Plant flowering with emerging leaf
Open woodland; cultivated Lilayi
Dec 2009
Photo: Nick Wightman

Siphonochilus longitubus

Single flower in profile
Open woodland
cultivated Lilayi
Nov 2011
Photo: Nick Wightman

Siphonochilus longitubus

Multiple flowers open at once
Open woodland
cultivated Lilayi
Dec 2009
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Status: Native
Description:
Flowering before, or more often with the new leaves. Leaf base narrowly cuneate, with a short false petiole up to 1 cm. long; ligule 1 mm long. Flowers borne on a very short, condensed inflorescence, peduncle not visible. Corolla tube 6-9 cm long; tube and corolla lobes pale reddish brown. Labellum white.
Type location:
Zambia, Mapanza
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Habitat: Dry clay stream bank.
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Worldwide distribution: Not known elsewhere.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,Lk,S
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Content last updated: Friday 1 April 2016
Literature:

Lock, J.M. (2010). Zingiberaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(4) Page 133. (Includes a picture).

Lock, J.M. (2010). Zingiberaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(4) Pages 132 - 134. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Siphonochilus longitubus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Siphonochilus longitubus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Siphonochilus longitubus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Siphonochilus longitubus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Siphonochilus longitubus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Siphonochilus longitubus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Siphonochilus longitubus
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Siphonochilus longitubus
JSTOR Plant Science: Siphonochilus longitubus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Siphonochilus longitubus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Siphonochilus longitubus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Siphonochilus longitubus
Plants of the World Online: Siphonochilus longitubus
Tropicos: Siphonochilus longitubus
Wikipedia: Siphonochilus longitubus


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Siphonochilus longitubus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=211380, retrieved 4 December 2021

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