African Plant Database

Aristea torulosa Klatt
Protologue : Abh. Naturf. Ges. Halle 12: 382 (1882)
Information on the genus : Aristea
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Aristea affinis N.E. Br. (1931)
=Aristea gracilis N.E. Br. (1931)
=Aristea lukwangulensis Marais
=Aristea congesta N.E. Br. (1931)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 20-70 cm tall; leaves 6-10, mostly basal, linear or falcate, 3-7 mm wide, ± half as long as stem, cauline smaller, sometimes entirely sheathing; stem slightly compressed, simple or with 1-4 short branches at lower fertile nodes; flower clusters 3-8, usually in lax spicate arrangement, sessile except the terminal, 2-4-flowered; spathes 1-1,2 cm long, membranous, with green median part, edged reddish brown, bracts also so; flowers deep blue, ± sessile; tepals 1-1,4x0,5-0,7 cm; capsule ellipsoid-ovoid, 0,6-1 cm long, pedicel to 2 mm long.
Ecology : Grassland; wet habitats: edge of marshes, dambos, along streams; 600-2700 m alt.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb- Ht 0.3 - 0.5 m. Alt: 200 - 700 m. Distribution: EC, KN

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Novon 14: 297 (2004).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 20303
Record n°20303
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