Hesperantha longicollis Baker

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Synonyms: Hesperantha matopensis Gibbs
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Perennial herb, 30-50 cm tall. Leaves 5-6, the lower 2-3 basal, the upper leaves cauline. Spike 3-6(-9)-flowered, the flowers borne on one side. Floral bracts 12-25 mm long, green to membranous, the outer bracts with margins united for 1-2 mm. Flowers whitish to ivory or light brown, usually darker on the back of the outer tepals; perianth tube 18-25 mm, down-curved, much exceeding the bracts. Anthers yellow to brown, pendent.
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa (Gauteng and Mpumalanga) and Eswatini
Malawi distribution: N
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 310.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 20.

Goldblatt, P. (1993). Iridaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(4) Page 60.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 92.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 125.

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Flora of Botswana: Hesperantha longicollis
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hesperantha longicollis
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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: Species information: Hesperantha longicollis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115780, retrieved 14 July 2024

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