African Plant Database

Radinosiphon leptostachya (Baker) N.E. Br.
Information on the genus : Radinosiphon
Basionym : Lapeirousia leptostachya Baker
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Lapeirousia leptostachya Baker
 Acidanthera leptostachya (Baker) N.E. Br.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Radinosiphon cameronii N.E. Br.
=Acidanthera holostachya (Baker) N.E. Br.
=Lapeirousia holostachya Baker
=Tritonia acroloba Harms (1901)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 8-50 cm tall; corm 1,2-1,5 cm Ø; leaves several, mostly basal, reaching base of spike, plane, 0,8-1,5 cm wide, midrib and margins slightly raised; stem simple or 1-3-branched; spike 2-12-flowered or more; flowers pink to purple; tube 2-3 cm long, longer than tepals (upper 1-1,2 cm long, lower 0,8-1,1 cm); style branches filiform; capsule round, 4-5 mm long; seeds globose to angular.
Ecology : Rocky grassland, often among boulders; cliffs; 1200-2200 m alt.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Geophyte- Ht 0.3 - 0.45 m. Alt: 565 - 2100 m. Distribution: MP, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 35: t.1384 (1962).
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 95 (1995).
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Record n°20388 modified 2013-07-25
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