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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa (Chimanimani Mountains).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Bulbous herb; bulb up to 3 cm wide.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves up to 30 × 0.4–0.6 cm, most often appearing after flowering.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape to 30 cm long; spathe valves 2–3.5 × 0.4 cm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 1.5–4 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 2–4 flowered; flowers bright red.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth tube slender, curved; segments approximately ¼ length of tube; perianth (3.5)4–5.5 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits not known.
Distribution
Only known from E Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Ecology
In grassland, swamps and along rivers; 1200–1800 m.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Restricted distribution, mostly in upland and montane areas; probably Lower Risk near threatened.

Native to:

Mozambique, Zimbabwe

Cyrtanthus rhodesianus Rendle appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Swynnerton, C.F.M. [769], Zimbabwe K001097620 holotype

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 40: 211 (1911)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • 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.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 40: 211 (1911).
  • ―Dyer in Herbertia 6: 91 (1939).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.

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