Siphonochilus pleianthus (K. Schum.) Lock

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Siphonochilus pleianthus

Mbereshi Dambo; Dec 2002.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Siphonochilus pleianthus

Mbereshi Dambo; Dec 2002.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Kaempferia pleiantha K. Schum.
Common names:
Frequency: Limited distribution
Status: Native
Roots tuberous. Leaves forming a loose rosette, without a pseudostem; lower leaves reduced to bracts, foliage leaves narrowly elliptic to narrowly ovate, 7-10 times as long as broad. Inflorescence 35-50 m tall, 4‒7-flowered, arising beside the leafy shoot. Labellum up to 9 cm long, including tube, purple with orange central marking.
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Habitat: Wet dambo grassland.
Altitude range: 900 - 1200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Angola and D.R. Congo.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp,N
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Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Content last updated: Wednesday 19 November 2014

Lock, J.M. (2010). Zingiberaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(4) Pages 127 - 128.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Siphonochilus pleianthus
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Siphonochilus pleianthus
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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: Siphonochilus pleianthus., retrieved 20 August 2022

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