African Plant Database

Lapeirousia schimperi (Asch. & Klatt) Milne-Redh.
Information on the genus : Lapeirousia
Basionym : Tritonia schimperi Asch. & Klatt
Status for SA : rejected (present)
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Afrosolen schimperi (Aschers. & Klatt) Goldblatt & J. C. Manning
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Tritonia schimperi Asch. & Klatt
 Acidanthera schimperi (Asch. & Klatt) Foster
 Afrosolen schimperi (Aschers. & Klatt) Goldblatt & J. C. Manning (2016)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Anomatheca angolensis Baker
=Lapeirousia angolensis (Baker) R. C. Foster
=Freesia angolensis (Baker) Klatt (1894)
=Lapeirousia cyanescens Baker
=Lapeirousia dinteri Vaupel
=Lapeirousia edulis Schinz
=Lapeirousia erythreae Chiov.
=Lapeirousia fragrans Welw. ex Baker
=Lapeirousia montaboniana Chiov.
=Lapeirousia monteiroi Baker
=Lapeirousia porphyrosiphon Baker
=Lapeirousia uliginosa Dinter
=Acidanthera unicolor Hochst. ex Baker (1877)
=Psilosiphon cyanescens Welw.
=Psilosiphon fragrans Welw.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 20-80 cm tall; corm 1,8-2,2 cm Ø; leaves 3 or more, lower 2 longest, 0,5-1,5 cm wide; stem terete below to nearly square in section and 4-angled to 4-winged above, laxly branched; pseudo-panicle lax, ultimate branches 1-3-flowered; flowers zygomorphic, sessile, white to cream, rarely pale-violet; tube 10-15 cm long; tepals subequal, 1,8-2,2x0,6-0,7 cm.
Ecology : Locally moist sites in arid country; often in washes, dambos, stream sides; seasonal marshes; damp grassland; 1100-2150 m alt.
  Confusion possible with Gladiolus gunnisii, G. candidus, both with long-tubed white flowers.
  Corms edible.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Geophyte- Ht 0.3 - 0.8 states: BOT, NAM

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 77: 472-476 (1990).
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Record n°22595
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