Kniphofia grantii Baker

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Kniphofia grantii

Moist to wet dambo in black muck soil
Riverside dambo above Kalonde Falls
Oct 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

Kniphofia grantii

Moist to wet dambo in black muck soil
Riverside dambo above Kalonde Falls
Oct 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Kniphofia flavovirens Engl.
Kniphofia mpalensis Engl.
Kniphofia zombensis Baker
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Perennial herbs, 30–120 cm tall, with 1-3 shoots growing from a horizontal rhizome with short, erect, well-spaced, shoot-bearing branches; roots swollen, thinly fusiform, tapering at the base, much swollen towards the tip. Leaves linear-lanceolate, up to 100 cm long; entire or serrulate on margins and keel. Peduncle 30–120 cm long, later flowering specimens are more robust and have conspicuous sterile bracts below the flowers. Raceme ovoid, dense, up to 10 cm long; bracts lanceolate, 8–25 mm long, entire or more or less toothed near the apex, white papery with a dark median vein; pedicels 1.5–3.5 mm long. Flowers 28–35 mm long, straight or slightly curved, slightly constricted above the ovary, orange to dull red in bud, later greenish to greenish-yellow, sometimes orange in robust specimens from Zambia. Capsule globose, c. 4 mm in diameter.
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Habitat: Seasonally flooded grassland, dambos and montane grassland.
Altitude range: 950 - 2000 m
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,C
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Content last updated: Monday 13 May 2019

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 188 - 189. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 292. (Includes a picture).

Kativu, S. (1996). Asphodelaceae of the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia 16(1) Pages 31 - 32.

Kativu, S. (2001). Asphodelaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Pages 29 - 31. (Includes a picture).

Moriarty, A. (1975). Wild Flowers of Malawi Purnell & sons Cape Town. Page 25. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 107.

Other sources of information about Kniphofia grantii:

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Flora of Malawi: Kniphofia grantii

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Kniphofia grantii., retrieved 5 February 2023

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