Siphonochilus puncticulatus (Gagnep.) Lock

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Siphonochilus puncticulatus

Flowering habit
Kalahari woodland
Mukela area, Senanga District
Dec 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Siphonochilus puncticulatus

Flower
Kalahari woodland
Mukela area, Senanga District
Dec 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Siphonochilus puncticulatus

Flower
Kalahari woodland
Mukela area, Senanga District
Dec 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Siphonochilus puncticulatus

Flower
Kalahari woodland
Mukela area, Senanga District
Dec 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Siphonochilus puncticulatus

Flower
Kalahari woodland
Mukela area, Senanga District
Dec 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Siphonochilus puncticulatus

Flower
Kalahari woodland
Mukela area, Senanga District
Dec 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb growing from a creeping rhizome. Leafy shoot up to 20 cm tall; leaf lamina narrow, 15-18 x 2.5-3 cm, lanceolate, acute at apex ad narrowed acuminately at base into a petiole base above the sheath. Flowering stems few or solitary, erect from base of leafy shoot and exceeded by it. Flowers solitary or few, subtended at base by thinly papery bracts. Calyx 3.5 cm long, tube 1.8 cm long, lobes 1.9 cm long. Corolla brown-punctulate outside; petals subequal, 2.5-3 cm long, ovate to oblong; labellum very broad, 4 cm longer than petals, trilobed with all lobes irregularly erose-crenulate, lilac-pink.
Type location:
W Zambia?
Notes: Red Data list status: DD (Poorly known from few specimens)
Derivation of specific name: puncticulatus: dotted or marked with spots or glands, in reference to the corolla.
Habitat: Kalahari (Brachystegia) woodland on Kalahari sand
Altitude range: 1200 - 1400 m
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC and Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,W
Growth form(s): Perennial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Content last updated: Wednesday 17 April 2024
Literature:

Lock, J.M. (2010). Zingiberaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(4) Pages 131 - 133.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Siphonochilus puncticulatus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Siphonochilus puncticulatus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Siphonochilus puncticulatus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Siphonochilus puncticulatus
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iNaturalist: Siphonochilus puncticulatus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Siphonochilus puncticulatus
JSTOR Plant Science: Siphonochilus puncticulatus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Siphonochilus puncticulatus
Plants of the World Online: Siphonochilus puncticulatus
Tropicos: Siphonochilus puncticulatus
Wikipedia: Siphonochilus puncticulatus


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Siphonochilus puncticulatus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=211410, retrieved 27 May 2024

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