Schizoglossum barbatum Britten & Rendle

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Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb with vertical napiform tuber. Stems c.40 cm long, erect, simple or branched, minutely pubescent. Leaves opposite, sessile, erect, 3–6.5 × 0.1–0.2 cm, linear, margins strongly revolute, glabrous except on the midrib beneath. Inflorescences extra-axillary, pedunculate. Peduncles longer at lower nodes, 0.2–4 cm long, minutely pubescent; pedicels 2–5 mm long minutely but densely pubescent. Calyx lobes c.2 mm long, narrowly triangular, pilose. Corolla maroon; lobes reflexed, 3–4 × 1.5 mm, lanceolate, acute, outer face sparsely pubescent with soft white hairs, inner face densely pilose. Gynostegial corona of five dorsiventrally flattened lobes; basal portion of lobes 0.8–1 × 0.8–1 mm, slightly fleshy and more or less rectangular in outline, the upper margin ± level with top of staminal column, with a thickened midline extending into a filiform apical tooth 0.5–2.5 mm long. Follicles and seeds not known.
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Habitat: In montane grassland.
Altitude range: 2000 m (approx)
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Worldwide distribution: Only known from Mt Mulanje in Southern Malawi.
Malawi distribution: S
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Endemic status: Endemic
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Schizoglossum barbatum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Schizoglossum barbatum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Schizoglossum barbatum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Schizoglossum barbatum
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iNaturalist: Schizoglossum barbatum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Schizoglossum barbatum
JSTOR Plant Science: Schizoglossum barbatum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Schizoglossum barbatum
Plants of the World Online: Schizoglossum barbatum
Tropicos: Schizoglossum barbatum
Wikipedia: Schizoglossum barbatum


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: Schizoglossum barbatum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=234910, retrieved 24 April 2024

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