Siphonochilus rhodesicus (T.C.E. Fr.) Lock

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Siphonochilus rhodesicus

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE 13 km, cultivated ex Mbala Isanya Coffee Farm (= MB12810 Mbala)

Siphonochilus rhodesicus

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE 13 km, cultivated ex Mkushi.

Siphonochilus rhodesicus

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE 13 km, cultivated ex Mkushi.

Siphonochilus rhodesicus

Photo: Mike Bingham
Mbala District, Isanya coffee farm.

Siphonochilus rhodesicus

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE 13 KM, cultivated ex Mkushi.

Siphonochilus rhodesicus

Photo: Lari Merrett
Mutinondo

Siphonochilus rhodesicus

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE 13 km, cultivated ex Mkushi.

Siphonochilus rhodesicus

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE 13 km, cultivated ex Mkushi.

Siphonochilus rhodesicus

Photo: Douglas Laing
Luanshya

Siphonochilus rhodesicus

Photo: Douglas Laing
Luanshya

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Synonyms: Kaempferia rhodesica T.C.E. Fr.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb from a short subspherical rhizome. Leaf sheaths rolled together to form a pseudostem; ligule membranous, to 5 mm. or more in length. Flowers c. 6 on each peduncle; peduncles very short; appearing before the leaves. Corolla tube and petals pink; labellum mostly white with yellow nectar guides, occasionally pink or purple.
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Habitat: Higher rainfall miombo woodland
Altitude range: 1350 - 1950 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Malawi distribution: N
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Literature:

Lock, J.M. (2010). Zingiberaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(4) Page 130.

Moriarty, A. (1975). Wild Flowers of Malawi Purnell & sons Cape Town. Pages 35 - 36. as Kaempferia rhodesica (Includes a picture).

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe.

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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: Siphonochilus rhodesicus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=211420, retrieved 26 May 2024

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