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This species is accepted, and its native range is Botswana to Free State.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial grass-like herb, up to 50 cm tall, with a short aerial stem from a small rhizome; roots many, stout, fibrous, root hairs producing a felted covering.
Morphology Stem
Stem up to 6 cm long, woody, usually enclosed within a fibrous coat.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves few, up to 50 cm long, 2 mm in diameter, subterete, flattened above; basal sheaths long cylindrical, 5–8 mm in diameter, with reticulate thickening, tightly clasping the young leaves and peduncle base and persisting as long coarse fibres.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence up to 35 cm long, ± divaricately branched; peduncle (scape) terete, glabrous, curving ± abruptly outwards above the leaf sheaths to remain ± decumbent or becoming erect; racemes 3–8, up to 21 cm long; bracts minute, membranous, acute; pedicels patent, 7–24 mm long in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth segments spreading or ± recurved, c. 6–10 mm long, maculate; filaments erect, shortly scabrid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule small, 2.5–4 mm in diameter, subglobose, 3-lobed, stipitate above the cup formed by the persistent perianth base, smooth, without tubercles, maculate, becoming rugose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds apparently 1 per locule, black, c. 1.5 mm long.

Native to:

Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, Northern Provinces

Trachyandra burkei (Baker) Oberm. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Burke [s.n.], South Africa K000256323 holotype
Burke [s.n.], South Africa K000256324 holotype

First published in Bothalia 7: 721 (1962)

Accepted by

  • 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.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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