African Plant Database

Iphigenia oliveri Engl.
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 15: 466 (1892)
Information on the genus : Iphigenia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Iphigenia bechuanica Baker
=Iphigenia somaliensis Baker
=Iphigenia stenopetala K. Krause (1914)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 30 cm tall; corm globose-ovoid, c. 1,2 long, c. 0,7 cm Ø; leaves linear, 6-15,5x0,1-0,3 cm, apex acute; flowers solitary, axillary in upper leaves or in a raceme; pedicel recurved, 1,3-2,3 cm long; flowers ranging from yellow to dark maroon, sometimes bicoloured; tepals linear 0,6-1,2 cm x 0,5-1 mm, apex acute; capsule 0,6-2 cm long, 0,4-0,8 cm Ø.
Ecology : Grassland, bushland in rock crevices; rocky ground, sometimes in pockets of soil in holes of limestone rocks; Acacia, Commiphora, Terminalia bushland or woodland on limestone slopes with sandy soil; dambos; 0-1650 m alt.
  Probably overlooked.
  ? Djibouti; Botswana, Namibia, S. Africa; Yemen (discovered in 2002, Willdenowia 32: 263, 2002).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°30315 modified 2007-03-20
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