Littonia littonioides (Welw. ex Baker) K.Krause

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Littonia littonioides

Lusaka SE 20km; Dec 1999.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Littonia littonioides

Lusaka SE 13km
Photo: Mike Bingham

Littonia littonioides

Lusaka SE 13km
Photo: Mike Bingham

Littonia littonioides

Lusaka SE 13km
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Gloriosa littonioides (Welw. ex Baker) J.C.Manning & Vinnersten
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Frequency: Widespread,
Status: Native
Erect perennial herb, to 60 cm tall, leafy almost to base. Flowers solitary in leaf axils, pendent, green or greenish-yellow. Tepals 13-23 mm long.
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Altitude range: 720 - 1650 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, D.R. Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,Lp,N,E,C,Lk,S
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Content last updated: Tuesday 13 January 2015

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, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Littonia littonioides., retrieved 11 December 2023

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