1. Family: Colchicaceae DC.
    1. Genus: Gloriosa L.
      1. Gloriosa simplex L.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa, Madagascar.

    [FWTA]

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

    Ecology
    Mainly in savanna
    Habit
    Erect or climbing
    Note
    Typically with smaller flower than the last species (Gloriosa superba), although large flowered plants do occur.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Gloriosa simplex L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 7, 2014 Carvalho [2061], Equatorial Guinea K000480427
    Jan 7, 2014 Carvalho [4441], Equatorial Guinea K000480428
    Jan 7, 2014 Carvalho [10110], Equatorial Guinea K000480429
    Jan 7, 2014 Thomas, D. [2537], Cameroon K000480426
    Jan 6, 2014 Mann, G. [s.n.] K000365969 holotype
    Jan 6, 2014 Mann [s.n.], Equatorial Guinea K000365970 holotype
    Jan 6, 2014 Vogel [s.n.], Liberia K000365972
    Jan 6, 2014 Barker, A.J.D. [1394], Liberia K000480437
    Jan 6, 2014 Morson [s.n.], Sierra Leone K000365968
    Jan 6, 2014 Chapman, H.M. [11], Nigeria K000480431
    Jan 6, 2014 Nusbaumer, L. [712], Côte d'Ivoire K000480438
    Jan 6, 2014 [Sihvoner] [341], Burkina Faso K000480439
    Jan 14, 2013 Bowker [s.n.], South Africa K000365956 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 2012 Forbes [s.n.], Mozambique K000365960 lectotype
    Jan 1, 2012 Plant, R.W. [19], South Africa K000365957 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 2011 Wickens, G.E. [198], Sudan K000480409
    Jan 1, 2011 Wickens, G.E. [2052], Sudan K000480411
    Jan 1, 2011 Simpson, N.D. [7244], Sudan K000480412
    Jan 1, 2011 Kilian, N. [6952], Somalia K000480421
    Jan 1, 2011 Andoh, J.E. [5193], Ghana K000480440
    Jan 1, 2011 Fison, T. [82], Sudan K000480408
    Jan 1, 2011 O'Brien, E.M. [15], Somalia K000480424
    Jan 1, 1965 s.coll. [2509], Cameroon K000480425
    Keay, R.W.J. [22957], Nigeria 15196.000
    Wickens, G.E. [2207], Sudan K000480410
    Mann [72], Equatorial Guinea K000365971 holotype
    Cecil, E. [224], Zimbabwe K000365962 Unknown type material
    Stubbings, H.G. [87], Nigeria K000480432
    Ruxton, J.P. [61], Gambia K000480433

    First published in Mant. Pl. 1: 62 (1767)

    Accepted by

    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
    • Maroyi, A. (2012). The genus Gloriosa (Colchicaceae) - ethnobotany, phylogeny and taxonomy: 1-194. Thesis, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Berhaut, J. (1988). Flore illustrée du Sénégal 9: 1-522. Gouvernement du Sénégal, Ministère du développement rural direction des eaux et forêta, Dakar.

    Not accepted by

    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (eds.) (2010). Flore du Gabon 41: 1-75. Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris. [Cited as Gloriosa superba.]
    • Demissew, S. & Nordal, I. (2010). Aloes and other Lilies of Ethiopia and Eritrea, ed, 2: 1-351. Shama Books, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. [Cited as Gloriosa superba.]
    • Hoenselaar, K. (2005). Colchicaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-20. [Cited as Gloriosa superba.]
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325. [Cited as Gloriosa superba.]

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Mant. 62 (1767).
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Maroyi, A. (2012). The genus Gloriosa (Colchicaceae) - ethnobotany, phylogeny and taxonomy: 1-194. Thesis, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

    Sources

    Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical 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 2019. 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 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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