1. Family: Zingiberaceae Martinov
    1. Genus: Siphonochilus J.M.Wood & Franks
      1. Siphonochilus rhodesicus (T.C.E.Fr.) Lock

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Zambia.

    [FTEA]

    Zingiberaceae, J.M. Lock. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1985

    Habit
    Rhizome short, subspherical.
    Roots
    Roots not tuberous in any specimens seen.
    Leaves
    Leaves (mature not seen) narrowly elliptic to narrowly obovate, apex acute, aristate, base cuneate; ligule brown, membranous, to 5 mm. or more long; sheaths sulcate, probably forming a pseudostem.
    Flowers
    Flowers appearing before the leaves, ± 6 in each short congested inflorescence; floral bracts scarious, glabrous, chestnut-brown, narrowly ovate, to 4.5 × 1 cm.
    Calyx
    Calyx tubular, 3-7 cm. long, with 3 obtuse apical teeth 3-5 mm. long, split at one side to about one-quarter of its length.
    Corolla
    Corolla tube 3.5-13 cm. long; petals narrowly oblong to narrowly elliptic, abruptly acuminate, 4.4-6 × 0.7-1 cm., usually about two-thirds of the length of the dried labellum.
    Labellum
    Labellum white with 2 central yellow marks, 6.5-9 × 7.5-9.5 cm. overall, 3-lobed; lateral lobes rhomboid, obtuse, 3.5-5 × 2.3-4 cm.; central lobe broadly triangular, deeply emarginate at the apex, 4-6 × 5.5-8.5 cm.
    Stamens
    Stamen (fig. 3/3) obovate, obtuse, ± 3.5 × 0.6 cm.; anther basal, ± 1 cm. long.
    Ovary
    Ovary oblong, ± 8 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit and seeds unknown.
    Habitat
    Brachystegia woodland, often on hillsides; 1350-1950 m.
    Distribution
    T4 T7

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

    Siphonochilus rhodesicus (T.C.E.Fr.) Lock appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Greenway, P.J. [8234], Zambia 26163.000

    First published in Kew Bull. 39: 841 (1984)

    Accepted by

    • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2010). Flora Zambesiaca 13(4): 1-151. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2010). Flora Zambesiaca 13(4): 1-151. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Lock in Kew Bulletin 39: 841 (1984).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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