African Plant Database

Lapeirousia setifolia Harms
Information on the genus : Lapeirousia
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Afrosolen setifolius (Harms) Goldblatt & J.C. Manning
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Lapeirousia erythrantha var. setifolia (Harms) Geerinck & al.
 Afrosolen setifolius (Harms) Goldblatt & J.C. Manning (2016)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 5-15 cm tall; corm 1-1,2 cm Ø at base; leaves 3-7, lower 2-4 clustered at stem base, ascending or ± spreading, the lowermost longest, the upper decreasing in size, 0,5-1 mm wide; stems irregularly flexuous, somewhat contorted, several-to-many-branched, 3-4-angled; pseudo-panicle congested, ultimate branches 2-4-flowered; outer bracts 4-5 mm long, green, often purple-flushed; flowers zygomorphic, blue to violet; tube c. 1 cm long; tepals 7-9x2 mm.
Ecology : Shallow seasonally waterlogged soil on rock outcrops; 1200-2300 m alt.
  Lapeirousia erythrantha var. welwitschii is considered as a synonym by Faucon & al. in Pl. Ecol. Evol. 143: 11, 2010 (cf. above under L. erythrantha).
  Collections from SE Zaire are probably L. erythrantha.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 77: 456-457 (1990).
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 93 (1995).
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°22603
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