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This species is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon, S. Ethiopia to S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

Iridaceae, F. N. Hepper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:1. 1968

Morphology General Habit
Slender herb with fine leaves up to 1 ft. high
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white with blue margins.

[FTEA]

Iridaceae, Peter Goldblatt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1996

Morphology General Habit
Plants 5-8 cm. high excluding the leaves.
Vegetative Multiplication Corms
Corm ovoid, tapering below to a blunt point, 8-15 mm. in diameter, tunics woody or cartilaginous, red-brown, usually extending upward in a fibrous neck around the base of the stem.
Morphology Leaves
Foliage leaves (1-)2-6, oval in transverse section, usually straight, ± 1 mm. in diameter, the midrib with a broad central hyaline ridge.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowering stems 1-4 per plant, ± erect, 0.7-1 mm. in diameter; outer bracts green and lightly striate, 1.2-1.8 cm. long, the inner bracts similar or often with narrow membranous margins, as long or slightly shorter than the outer.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers blue, purple or violet, yellow in the centre, the tepals with darker bands of pigment over the 3 main veins, particularly so on the reverse; perianth-tube 7-8 mm. long; tepals lanceolate, erect below, curving outwards above, 1.2-1.8 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments 4-5 mm. long, erect, free, exserted ± 1 mm. from the wide part of the tube; anthers ± 5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary ovoid, ± 3 mm. long, style dividing opposite the upper third of the anthers, the branches ± 1 mm. long, usually arching shortly above the anther-apices, occasionally substantially exceeding the anthers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsules ovoid-oblong, 7-10 mm. long.
Figures
Fig. 7/5-6.
Habitat
Highlands, in rocky sites; 1800-2700 m.; flowering May
Distribution
K3 K4 T3 T4 T7 T8 U1 Malawi to South Africa

[FZ]

Iridaceae, P. Goldblatt. Flora Zambesiaca 12:4. 1993

Morphology General Habit
Plants 7–12 cm high excluding the leaves.
Vegetative Multiplication Corms
Corms 8–15 mm in diameter, globose, tapering to a sharp point below; tunics red-brown, woody or cartilaginous.
Morphology Leaves
Foliage leaves 1–4, straight or curved, 1–1.5 mm in diameter, filiform.
Morphology Stem
Stems 1–4 per plant, more or less erect.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers lilac to violet, white to yellow in the centre, the tepals darkly veined; perianth tube 7–8 mm long; tepals subequal, 12–20 mm long, lanceolate, erect in the lower part and curving outwards above. Flowers solitary per stem; floral bracts green, striate, 12–18 mm long, the margins especially of the inner sometimes membranous and pale, the inner as long as or slightly shorter than the outer.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens free; filaments 4–5 mm long, erect, exserted c. 1 mm from the wide part of the perianth tube; anthers c. 5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style dividing opposite the middle to upper half of the anthers, the branches c. 1 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsules 7–10 mm long.

Native to:

Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Romulea camerooniana Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1995 Tekwe, C. [302], Cameroon K000011651
Jan 1, 1995 Thomas, D.W. [9344], Cameroon K000011650
Mann, G. [2135], Cameroon K000320077 Unknown type material
Johnston, H.H. [19], Cameroon K000320076
Cheek, M. [3660a], Cameroon K000085050
Milne-Redhead, E. [8095], Tanzania Romulea campanuloides 27218.000
Volkens, G. [782], Tanzania Romulea campanuloides K000320145 isotype

First published in J. Bot. 14: 236 (1876)

Accepted by

  • Demissew, S. & Nordal, I. (2010). Aloes and other Lilies of Ethiopia and Eritrea, ed, 2: 1-351. Shama Books, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Edwards, S., Demissew, S., & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: i-xxviii, 1-586. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Geerinck, D (2005). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaïre - Rwanda - Burundi) Iridaceae: 1-102. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Meise.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Goldblatt, P. (1993). Flora Zambesiaca: i-iv, 1-106. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Goldblatt, P. (1996). Iridaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-89.
  • Hutchinson, J. & Dalziel, J.M. (1968). Flora of West Tropical Africa, second edition 3: i-vi, 1-276. Crown Agents for Oversea Governments and Administrations.
  • Lebrun J.-P. & Stork, A.L. (1995). Énumération des Plants à Fleurs D'Afrique Tropicale 3: 1-341. Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques de la Ville de Genève.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • in J. Bot. 14: 236 (1876).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Goldblatt, P. (1993). Flora Zambesiaca: i-iv, 1-106. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Goldblatt, P. (1996). Iridaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-89.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1988). Flora du Rwanda 4: I-X, 1-651. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Baker in Flora of Tropical Africa 7: 345 (1898).
  • Baker in Journal of Botany 14: 236 (1876)
  • Goldblatt in Flora Zambesiaca 12(4): 65 (1993).
  • Hepper in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 3: 139 (1968).

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