African Plant Database

Kniphofia grantii Baker
Family : Asphodelaceae
Protologue : J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 11: 363 (1871)
Information on the genus : Kniphofia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Kniphofia flavovirens Engl. (1901)
=Kniphofia mpalensis Engl. (1902)
=Kniphofia zombensis Baker (1893)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb not forming large clumps, solitary or with 1-3 shoots; rhizome thick; leaves rosulate
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Ecology : Seasonally flooded grassland and dambos (sometimes burnt); 750-2700 m alt.
  with several forms recognisable in the E. Africa flora area, with respect to the shape of the inflorescence, flower colour and shape of the floral bracts

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2001). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 12[3]: 29
  • (2002). Flora of Tropical East Africa Asphodelaceae: 7-8

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Kew Bull. 28: 465-483 (1973) [1974]
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carte afrique num 40507
Record n°40507
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