African Plant Database

Eriospermum flexuosum Welw. ex Baker
Family : Eriospermaceae
Protologue : Baker, in Trans. Linn Soc. Ser. II. 1: 261 (1878)
Information on the genus : Eriospermum
Statuts nomenclatural : uncertain status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tuber globose, c. 1,5-2,5 cm Ø; leaf unknown, not produced with the flowers; scape slender, 15-23 cm long, flexuose; raceme lax, 15-23 cm long, rachis flexuose; pedicels ascending; bracts minute; perianth campanulate, c. 5 mm long; segments linear, white, keel red-brown, capsule unknown.
Ecology : Type (Welwitsch 3760) collected in 1859, from Angola: Huilla, between Humpata and Lopollo, in rather damp pastures; c. 1200-1850 m alt.
  Perry in Fl. Zambes., l.c., states that the name E. flexuosum has also been used for herbarium specimens from Zimbabwe, and Zambia...She also suggests that this plant could be a variant of E. abyssinicum.
  Insufficiently known. Not mapped.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Contr. Bolus Herb. 17: 1-320 (1994).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°14472
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