African Plant Database

Kniphofia foliosa Hochst.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Protologue : Flora 27(1): 30 (1844)
Information on the genus : Kniphofia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Kniphofia quartiniana A. Rich.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Kniphofia arussii Rendle (1928)
=Kniphofia densiflora Engl. (1892)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Robust herb forming dense clumps; rhizome thick, erect, sometimes with an aerial stem to 45 cm tall; leaves rather soft
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Ecology : Roadsides; overgrazed areas with scattered trees; hillsides with rocky outcrops and tops of mountains; ? 2050 (or 2500)-4000 m alt
  Human activity in the Bale Mts has resulted in “beautiful ‘botanical gardens’, where fields with masses of K. foliosa (torch lily) make for a spectacular sight” (Veld & Flora, l.c.).
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