1314.000 Lapeirousia Pourr.

Goldblatt, P. & Manning, J.C. (2015) Systematics and Biology of Lapeirousia, Codonorhiza, Psilosiphon and Schizorhiza in Southern Africa Strelitzia 35 South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, dying back each year, with flat-based bell-shaped corms. Foliage leaves 1-several. Inflorescence usually a much-branched panicle or a simple to branched spike or flowers clustered at ground level. Flowers actinomorphic or zygomorphic, blue, purple, red, white or pink; tepals connate into a perianth tube, equal or subequal. Fruit a capsule.

Derivation of name: Named in honour of Compte de la Peyrouse, 18th century French patron of science.

Comment: Many species formerly placed under Lapeirousia have now been moved to Afrosolen.

Worldwide: 27 species in subsaharan Africa, especially in the Southwestern coastal regions.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

Lapeirousia odoratissima

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odoratissima BakerN,CDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Lapeirousia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Lapeirousia
Flora of Caprivi: Lapeirousia
Flora of Mozambique: Lapeirousia
Flora of Zambia: Lapeirousia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lapeirousia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Lapeirousia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=391, retrieved 28 May 2024

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