African Plant Database

Lapeirousia odoratissima Baker
Protologue : Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 1(5): 273 (1878)
Information on the genus : Lapeirousia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Lapeirousia congesta Rendle
=Lapeirousia juttae Dinter
=Lapeirousia stenoloba Vaupel
=Psilosiphon odoratissimus Welw.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 10-25 cm tall; corm 1,5-2 cm Ø at base; leaves often 2 inserted below the ground, to 30x0,3-0,5 cm, plicate; aerial stem 2-10 cm long, simple of slightly branched; upper internodes condensed, 0,5-1 cm long, and leaves densely clustered; spikes 1 or more, congested, ± umbellate, with 3-6 flowers per branch; floral bracts green, hardly different from the leaves; flowers white to ivory; tube 1-1,4 cm long.
Ecology : Various grassland and woodland types; usually in sandy soil, often in sandy dambos; sandy rocky thickets; occasionally Brachystegia woodland; sandy flats in dry grassland; semi-arid places; 600-1925 m alt.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Geophyte- Ht 0.12 - 0.2 states: NAM

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Wild Flrs Rhodesia : (1976).
  • Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 77: 480-483 (1990).
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