Walleria mackenziei J. Kirk

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Walleria mackenziei

Kabompo Gorge; Dec 2009.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Walleria mackenziei

Kabompo Gorge; Dec 2009.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Walleria mackenziei

Lusaka SE, grown from tubers from Regional Research Station, Mansa, January 2002; Oct 2013.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Walleria mackenziei

Open woodland; cultivated Lilayi
The irregularly shaped tubers cluster closely together and are usually quite deep in the soil (circa. 20-30cm)
May 2015
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Walleria mackenzii J.Kirk
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Tepals blue; Anthers blue with yellow tips and base. Leaves ovate.
Type location:
Notes: Gregarious.
Derivation of specific name: mackenziei : Bishop Mackenzie, who was stationed at a mission in Malawi, near to where the type specimen was collected, by Waller, in 1864s
Habitat: Light shade, amongst rocks, or on termite mounds.
Altitude range: 750 - 1530 m
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Katanga Province of D.R. Congo, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi and northern Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Lp,N,Mc,E,W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 246 - 247. (Includes a picture).

Cowley, E.J. & Brummitt, R.K. (2001). Tecophilaeaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Pages 20 - 21. (Includes a picture).

Moriarty, A. (1975). Wild Flowers of Malawi Purnell & sons Cape Town. Pages 33 - 34. (Includes a picture).

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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: Walleria mackenziei.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=211590, retrieved 24 February 2024

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