Littonia lindenii Baker

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Littonia lindenii

Lumangwe Falls; Dec 2005.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Gloriosa lindenii (Baker) J.C.Manning & Vinnersten
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb to 50 cm tall. The bottom 6 cm of the stem with purplish scale-like leaves. Flowers orange to vermillion on outside, yellowish on inside, variable in size, tepals 27-50 × 3-5.5 mm.
Type location:
DRC, L. Mweru
Notes: Altitude: 665-1760 m. (Maroyi); 1200-1400 m. (FZ)
Conservation status: Widespread, locally common. Least concern.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Higher-rainfall miombo and other woodland types, rocky terrain and termite mounds.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: D.R. Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb,Lp,N,C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 13 January 2015
Literature:

Bolnick, D. (2007). A Guide to the Common Wild Flowers of Zambia and Neighbouring Regions Revised Edition. WECS, Lusaka, Zambia Page 63. (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 294. (Includes a picture).

Maroyi, A. (2012). The genus Gloriosa (Colchicaceae) - ethnobotany, phylogeny and taxonomy Wageningen University, Netherlands

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

Vinnersten, A. & Manning, J. (2007). A new classification of Colchicaceae. Taxon 56 Pages 171 - 178.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Littonia lindenii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=211790, retrieved 20 September 2019

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