African Plant Database

Hesperantha ballii Wild
Information on the genus : Hesperantha
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 12-25 cm tall; corms conical-campanulate, 9 mm Ø; leaves 4, 2 basal, laminate, linear, and 2 cauline, sheathing; stem erect, unbranched; spike 1-2-flowered; flowers white, outer tepals dark-red on the reverse; tube 1,1-1,5 cm long, slightly longer than the bracts (1,1-1,4 cm long); capsule unknown.
Ecology : Thin soils on rock shelves and in grassland; 2200 m alt.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 73: 134-135 (1986).
  • Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 90: 441 (2003).
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see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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