African Plant Database


Lapeirousia rivularis Wanntorp
Family : IRIDACEAE
Information on the genus : Lapeirousia
 
 
Status
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Afrosolen rivularis (Wanntorp) Goldblatt & J. C. Manning
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Afrosolen rivularis (Wanntorp) Goldblatt & J. C. Manning
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Afrosolen rivularis (Wanntorp) Goldblatt & J. C. Manning (2016)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 30-45 cm tall; corm 1,2-2,2 cm Ø; leaves 3-5, the lower 2 ± basal, 2-3 mm wide; stem weakly compressed, 3-4-angled, usually laxly branched; panicle rounded to elongate, ultimate branches bearing 1-5 flowers, laxly arranged; flowers zygomorphic, pale blue-mauve, dorsal tepal sub-erect to curving forwards over stamens; tube 7-9 mm long.
Ecology : Mostly in moist or wet localities (dambos, pan margins); also in rocky grassland; soil derived from basic rocks and is predominantly sandy clay loam; grassland with Hyparrhenia spp., Themeda triandra, Tristachya superba, Loudetia simplex, etc. (see Chidumayo, Pl. Ecol. 165: 275-286, 2002).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Geophyte- Ht 0.3 - 0.4 m.in states: NAM

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 77: 448-451 (1990).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
 
Map
carte afrique num 22593
 
Record n°22593
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