African Plant Database

Aristea angolensis Baker
Protologue : Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 1(5): 270 (1880 [1878])
Information on the genus : Aristea
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Aristea angolensis Baker var. angolensis (1878)
 Aristea angolensis Baker subsp. angolensis
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Aristea angolensis var. robusta Marais (1987)
=*Anthericum djalonis A. Chev. (1920)
=Aristea zombensis Baker (1897)
=Aristea ramosa De Wild. (1914)
Taxon infra-specific
Aristea angolensis Baker var. angolensis (1878)
Aristea angolensis Baker subsp. angolensis
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb 25-90 cm tall; leaves several, basal and cauline (4-6), linear to narrowly lanceolate, 2,5-12 mm wide, mostly basal ± half as long as the stem, cauline progressively shorter above; stem 2-6-branched (rarely simple), compressed, 2-angled (not winged), branches fairly short, erect; flower clusters 4-14, terminal and axillary, 4-6-flowered; flowers blue, ± sessile; tepals c. 12x4-5 mm; capsule (ob-)ovoid, 5-7 mm long, subsessile or on pedicel to 4 mm long.
Ecology : Wet sites and often in seeps, seasonally flooded valley grassland (dambos) or shallow marshes; streamside; rocky places; 1290-2700 m alt.
  • Kipkoech S. & al. (2020). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Aberdare Ranges Forest, a part of Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot PhytoKeys 149: 21
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