African Plant Database

Lapeirousia masukuensis Vaupel & Schltr.
Information on the genus : Lapeirousia
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Afrosolen masukuensis (Vaupel & Schltr.) Goldblatt & J. C. Manning
Status for TA : rejected (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Afrosolen masukuensis (Vaupel & Schltr.) Goldblatt & J. C. Manning (2016)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 40-60 cm tall; corm c. 1,5 cm Ø; leaves 4-6, the lowermost larger than the rest, 3-5 mm wide; stems compressed and 2-angled to winged below, 3-angled and lightly winged above the branches; inflorescence a panicle or spike with at least some main branches 3-9-flowered, main axis ± straight and dominant; flowers often apically crowded, blue to violet or greenish-cream, lower tepals with a purple to red and white hastate median streak in the distal half; tube 1,5-2,5 cm long.
Ecology : Preferring seasonally wet habitats, either in vlei, marsh edges, or waterlogged flats; 1400 m alt.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Geophyte- Ht 0.15 - 0.25 m. Alt: 400 - 915 m. Distribution: MP

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 77: 461-463 (1990).
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