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This species is accepted, and its native range is Zambia to Namibia.
Trachyandra arvensis (Schinz.) Oberm.

[FZ]

Asphodelaceae, S. Kativu. Flora Zambesiaca 12:3. 2001

Morphology General Habit
Perennial glabrous herb, erect to 110 cm tall from a small ± woody rhizome, acaulescent; roots many, often yellow when fresh, somewhat fleshy, usually ± swollen, thickened at the base and tapering to the tip or narrowly fusiform or terete and ± fibrous, often with root hairs producing a felted covering.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves of 2 kinds; outer leaves reduced to chartaceousbrownish sheaths (squamae), 2 or more forming a persistent narrowly tubular base enveloping each leaf base and the peduncle base; inner leaves many, grass-like, up to 60 cm long and 1–4 mm wide, terete and filamentous to somewhat compressed and strap-shaped, strongly finely many-ribbed, erect to arching, sometimes glutinous, glabrous, glaucous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences 1–5, erect, branching widely above the middle; branches many, thin, lax; peduncle ± stout, up to 48 cm long, 2–6 mm in diameter, terete, glabrous; bracts 2–4 mm long, ovate, mucronate to shortly aristate, membranous, white with a brown keel; flowers many, racemosely arranged and spaced on terminal branches; pedicels mostly 8–35 mm long after anthesis, filamentous, ± recurved at anthesis and ascending in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth segments 6–10 mm long, spreading, cream-coloured to yellowish, dark-keeled; the 3 outer filaments spreading muricate, the 3 inner curving outwards above the ovary, flattened in lower half and with lateral and dorsal fringes, densely covered with retrorse, obtuse papillae in upper half.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule erect, smooth, without tubercles, sparsely yellow-flecked, up to 4–7 mm long, 4.5–5 mm wide, ovoid to subglobose, ± 3-lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 2–3 per locule, sharply angled, white-spotted becoming greyish-black when mature.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Caprivi Strip, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Trachyandra arvensis (Schinz) Oberm. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Lugard [194], Zambia K000256313 holotype
Baum, H. [412], Angola K000256314 isotype
Schinz. [s.n.], South Africa K000256342 isotype
Schinz. [s.n.], South Africa K000256343 isotype
Wild, H. [48528], Zimbabwe Anthericum flavoviride 5425.000

First published in Bothalia 7: 740 (1962)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Pope, G.V. (ed.) (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 12(3): 1-106. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Pope, G.V. (ed.) (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 12(3): 1-106. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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