African Plant Database


Kniphofia thomsonii Baker
Family : Asphodelaceae
Family (APGIII) : XANTHORRHOEACEAE
Information on the genus : Kniphofia
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Kniphofia thomsonii Baker var. thomsonii
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Kniphofia rogersii E. A. Bruce (1936)
=Kniphofia subalpina Chiov. (1935)
 
Taxon infra-specific
Kniphofia thomsonii var. snowdenii (C. H. Wright) Marais
Kniphofia thomsonii Baker var. thomsonii
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Slender herb; rhizome thick with spreading fleshy roots; leaves rosulate
Ecology : Bushland; grassland; often in swampy ground; steep grassy or rocky slopes; edge of watercourse; 1850-4000 m alt.
  Comprises 2 vars.: - var. thomsonii with glabrous flowers; - var. snowdenii (C. H. Wright) Marais, with puberulous perianth (in lower part), in Uganda, Kenya.
  The only tropical Kniphofia widely cultivated, but not reliably hardy in England
 
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Map
carte afrique num 175511
 
Record n°175511
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