Littonia littonioides (Welw. ex Baker) K.Krause

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Littonia littonioides

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE 20km., Jellis' farm (Lazy J Ranch).

Littonia littonioides

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE 13km, Protea Hill Farm.

Littonia littonioides

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE 13km, Protea Hill Farm.

Littonia littonioides

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE 13km, Protea Hill Farm.

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Synonyms: Gloriosa littonioides (Welw. ex Baker) J.C.Manning & Vinnersten
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Status: Native
Erect perennial herb, to 60 cm tall, leafy almost to base. Flowers solitary in leaf axils, pendent, green or greenish-yellow. Tepals 13-23 mm long.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, D.R. Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia.
Malawi distribution: N,C
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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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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Littonia littonioides
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Littonia littonioides., retrieved 6 June 2023

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