1. Family: Asphodelaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Kniphofia Moench
      1. Kniphofia goetzei Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

    Asphodelaceae, Christopher Whitehouse. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2002

    Habit
    Perennial herb presumably from a thick rhizome with fleshy roots.
    Leaves
    Leaves in a rosette, the outer basal ones sheathing so forming a pseudostem that is often decumbent and trailing up to 1.2 m, sometimes rooting; the lamina lanceolate, 50–170 cm long, 1.5–2.5 cm wide towards the base.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence 50–150 cm high; peduncle 7–9 mm in diameter; raceme lax to dense, 9–17 cm long, 4–6.5 cm wide; fertile bracts ovate to triangular, 4–10 mm long, 2–3 mm wide at the base, obtuse to acute at the apex, the keel ± equalling the margins; pedicels 2–5 mm long.
    Flowers
    Flowers orange outside, yellow inside and towards the mouth of the tube at anthesis, ± held horizontally to slightly pendent, only slightly decurved; the perianth-tube 22–30 mm long, 5–8 mm wide at the mouth, 2–3 mm wide around the ovary, not or barely constricted above the ovary, 2–3 mm wide, the lobes triangular, 1–2 mm long; stamens and style included within the tube or slightly exserted.
    Fruits
    Immature capsule ovoid, ± 4 mm long, ± 3 mm wide.
    Habitat
    On the edge of rivers and swamps; 1700–2400 m
    Distribution
    T7 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Kniphofia goetzei Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Goetze [1045], Tanzania K000256150 isotype

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 30: 273 (1901)

    Accepted by

    • Whitehouse, C. (2016). Kniphofia; The complete guide: 1-440. Royal Horticultural Society.
    • Whitehouse, C. (2002). Asphodelaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-18.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Whitehouse, C. (2002). Asphodelaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-18.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • A. Berger in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV, 38: 52, fig. 20/f–g (1908).
    • Engl. in A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 2: fig. 214/f–g (1908).
    • Engl. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 30: 273 (1901)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0