African Plant Database

Gloriosa superba L. var. superba
Information on the genus : Gloriosa
Basionym : Gloriosa superba L.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Gloriosa superba L. (1753)
 Eugone superba (L.) Salisb.
 Methonica superba (L.) Crantz
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Gloriosa abyssinica A. Rich.
=Methonica abyssinica (A. Rich.) Walp.
=Methonica doniana (Schult. & Schult. f.) Kunth (1843)
=Methonica leopoldii Van Houtte ex Lem.
=Methonica plantii Planch.
=Methonica platyphylla Klotzsch
=Gloriosa virescens Lindl.
=Methonica virescens (Lindl.) Kunth
=Gloriosa aurea f. latifolia Chiov.
=Gloriosa aurea f. angustifolia Chiov.
=Gloriosa aurea Chiov.
=Gloriosa carsonii Baker (1895)
=Gloriosa graminifolia var. heterophylla Chiov.
=Gloriosa simplex L.
=Methonica grandiflora Hook. (1860)
=Gloriosa superba var. angustifolia Baker (1879)
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Geophyte, Climber- Ht 0.25 - 2.43 m. Alt: 5 - 1830 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, EC, KN, LP, MP, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (2010). Flore du Gabon. 41: 26

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Thunberg, C. P. (1896). Flora Capensis, sistens plantas Promontorii Bonae Spei Africes ... 6: 526
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 11: t.426 (1931).
  • Mem. Bot. Surv. South Africa : 541 (1966).
  • Wild Flrs north. South Africa : 36 (1997).
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 721 (2006).
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carte afrique num 30331
Record n°30331 modified 2007-04-02
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