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 nandiensis Baker (1898)
=Aristea zombensis Baker (1897)
=Aristea ramosa De Wild. (1914)
Taxon infra-specific
Aristea angolensis subsp. acutivalvis Weim.
Aristea angolensis Baker var. angolensis (1878)
Aristea angolensis subsp. majubensis (Baker) Weim.
Aristea angolensis subsp. pulchella Weim.
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.
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carte afrique num 174725
Record n°174725
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