Kniphofia grantii Baker

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Kniphofia grantii

Photo: Petra Ballings
Road between Dam 2 and dam 3, Nyika National Park

Kniphofia grantii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road between Dam 2 and dam 3, Nyika National Park

Kniphofia grantii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road between Dam 2 and dam 3, Nyika National Park

Kniphofia grantii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road between Dam 2 and dam 3, Nyika National Park

Kniphofia grantii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road between Dam 2 and dam 3, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Kniphofia flavovirens Engl.
Kniphofia mpalensis Engl.
Kniphofia zombensis Baker
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Perennial herbs, 30–120 cm tall, with 1-3 shoots growing from a horizontal rhizome with short, erect, well-spaced, shoot-bearing branches; roots swollen, thinly fusiform, tapering at the base, much swollen towards the tip. Leaves linear-lanceolate, up to 100 cm long; entire or serrulate on margins and keel. Peduncle 30–120 cm long, later flowering specimens are more robust and have conspicuous sterile bracts below the flowers. Raceme ovoid, dense, up to 10 cm long; bracts lanceolate, 8–25 mm long, entire or more or less toothed near the apex, white papery with a dark median vein; pedicels 1.5–3.5 mm long. Flowers 28–35 mm long, straight or slightly curved, slightly constricted above the ovary, orange to dull red in bud, later greenish to greenish-yellow. Capsule globose, c. 4 mm in diameter.
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Habitat: Seasonally flooded grassland, dambos and montane grassland.
Altitude range: 950 - 2300 m
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
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Content last updated: Saturday 23 March 2019
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 188 - 189. (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 292. (Includes a picture).

Kativu, S. (1996). Asphodelaceae of the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia 16(1) Pages 31 - 32.

Kativu, S. (2001). Asphodelaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Pages 29 - 31. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 107.

Other sources of information about Kniphofia grantii:

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Flora of Zambia: Kniphofia grantii

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Kniphofia grantii
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Kniphofia grantii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Kniphofia grantii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Kniphofia grantii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Kniphofia grantii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Kniphofia grantii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Kniphofia grantii
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Kniphofia grantii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Kniphofia grantii
Ispot Southern Africa: Kniphofia grantii
JSTOR Plant Science: Kniphofia grantii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Kniphofia grantii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Kniphofia grantii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Kniphofia grantii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Kniphofia grantii
Tropicos: Kniphofia grantii


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Kniphofia grantii.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=211740, retrieved 21 July 2019

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