African Plant Database

Hesperantha longicollis Baker
Information on the genus : Hesperantha
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Hesperantha sabiensis N.E. Br. ex R.C. Foster
=Hesperantha widmeri P. Beauv.
=Hesperantha matopensis Gibbs (1906)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 30-70 cm tall; corm c. 1 cm Ø, campanulate; leaves 5-6, 2-3 basal erect or trailing, c. 2 mm wide; upper ones 1-2, cauline, shorter than the basal ones, partly to entirely sheathing; spike 3-9-flowered; flowers whitish to ivory or light brown; tube 1,8-2,5 cm long.
Ecology : Along streams; vleis; seeps.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Geophyte- Ht 0.25 - 0.3 m. Alt: ? - 1525 m. Distribution: BOT, GA, MP, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. Africa 45: t.1810 (1979).
  • Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 73: 134-135 (1986).
  • Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 90: 441 (2003).
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see under chg
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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