Littonia lindenii Baker

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Littonia lindenii

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Lumangwe Falls

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Synonyms: Gloriosa lindenii (Baker) J.C.Manning & Vinnersten
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Status: Native
Erect perennial herb to 50 cm tall. The bottom 6 cm of the stem with purplish scale-like leaves. Flowers orange to vermillion on outside, yellowish on inside, variable in size, tepals 27-50 × 3-5.5 mm.
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Worldwide distribution: D.R. Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia.
Malawi distribution: N
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Bolnick, D. (2007). A Guide to the Common Wild Flowers of Zambia and Neighbouring Regions Revised Edition. WECS, Lusaka, Zambia Page 63. (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 294. (Includes a picture).

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: 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: Littonia lindenii., retrieved 24 June 2024

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