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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Angola, S. Malawi.
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 2.5 cm wide.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves up to 33 × 0.7 cm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape 9–30 cm long; spathe valves lanceolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 1–4.9 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments 2–5 mm; anthers 1.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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.

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

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34: 1-199.
  • 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 F.T.A. 7: 384 (1898).
  • in J. Bot. 16: 197 (1878);
  • ―Dyer in Herbertia 6: 91 (1939).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34: 1-199.

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