African Plant Database


Lapeirousia abyssinica (R. Br. ex A. Rich.) Baker
Family : IRIDACEAE
Protologue : J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 16: 155 (1877)
Information on the genus : Lapeirousia
Basionym : Geissorhiza abyssinica R. Br. ex A. Rich.
 
 
Status
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Afrosolen abyssinicus (R. Br. ex A. Rich.) Goldblatt & J. C. Manning
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Montbretia abyssinica Hochst. ex A. Rich.
 Geissorhiza abyssinica R. Br. ex A. Rich.
 Tritonia abyssinica (R. Br. ex A. Rich.) Walp.
 Afrosolen abyssinicus (R. Br. ex A. Rich.) Goldblatt & J. C. Manning (2016)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Montbretia gallabatensis Schweinf.
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 9-35 cm tall; corm 0,8-1,2 cm Ø; leaves 3, lower 2 at least usually inserted near ground level, lanceolate, 3-5 mm wide; stem compressed, 2-3-angled; inflorescence a spike or few-branched pseudo-panicle, main axis 5-7-flowered, secondary axes with fewer flowers; flower bilaterally symmetric, blue-violet, lower 3 tepals with a white median streak edged with a darker band of purple in the lower mid-line; tube c. 9 mm long.
Ecology : Mostly rocky sites in shallow soils, often on limestone; 1800-2600 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
 
Map
carte afrique num 22605
 
Record n°22605
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