African Plant Database

Lapeirousia teretifolia (Geerinck) Goldblatt
Information on the genus : Lapeirousia
Basionym : Lapeirousia erythrantha var. teretifolia Geerinck
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Afrosolen teretifolius (Geerinck & al.) Goldblatt & J. C. Manning
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Lapeirousia erythrantha var. teretifolia Geerinck
 Afrosolen teretifolius (Geerinck & al.) Goldblatt & J. C. Manning (2016)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 20-70 cm tall; corm 0,9-1,3 cm Ø; leaves 3-4, the lowermost near the ground and longest, the upper ones decreasing in size, rigid, 1-1,5 mm Ø, ±terete in section; stems ± terete below, lightly 3-4-angled above; panicle rounded to columnar, main axis dominant, ultimate branches 1-3-flowered; outer bracts 2,5-4 mm long; flowers weakly zygomorphic, whitish to pale-lilac, lower tepals with a darker blue to violet streak in lower midline; tube 4-5 mm long; tepals 5-6 mm long.
Ecology : Seasonally moist or waterlogged ground; often in lateritic pans; grassy “steppe” on sand; 1490 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1993). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 12[4]: 34

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 77: 457-458 (1990).
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