1. Family: Amaryllidaceae J.St.-Hil.
    1. Genus: Cyrtanthus Aiton
      1. Cyrtanthus welwitschii Hiern ex Baker

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Angola, S. Malawi.

    [FZ]

    Flora Zambesiaca Amaryllidaceae by C. Zimudzi, R.H. Archer, E.G. Kwembeya & I. Nordal

    Habit
    Bulbous herb; bulb up to 2.5 cm wide.
    Leaves
    Leaves up to 33 × 0.7 cm.
    Scape
    Scape 9–30 cm long; spathe valves lanceolate.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 1–4.9 cm long.
    Flowers
    Flowers purplish-red, 2–5(7), often erect; perianth 3–3.5(4.2) cm long, reddish, narrowly funnel-shaped, straight; segments ± half length of tube.
    Filaments
    Filaments 2–5 mm; anthers 1.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Fruits 1.9–2.4 × 0.8–1.1 cm.
    Distribution
    Within the Flora area known only from Mt Mulanje in S Malawi, otherwise known only from the type specimen from SE Angola; c.2000 m.
    Conservation
    Conservation notes: Very local distribution; probably globally Vulnerable to Endangered.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Malawi

    Cyrtanthus welwitschii Hiern ex Baker appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Welwitsch [4028], Angola K000366186
    Harris, T. [435], Mozambique K000613871
    Mphamba, S. [34], Mozambique K000613730

    First published in J. Bot. 16: 197 (1878)

    Accepted by

    • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2008). Flora Zambesiaca 13(1): 1-140. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Zimudzi, C., Archer, R.H., Kwembeya, E.G. & Nordal, I. (2006). Synopsis of Amaryllidaceae from the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia. The Zimbabwe Journal of Botany 18: 151-168.
    • Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34: 1-199.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • ―Dyer in Herbertia 6: 91 (1939).
    • in F.T.A. 7: 384 (1898).
    • in J. Bot. 16: 197 (1878);
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34: 1-199.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0