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This species is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Colchicaceae, Kim Hoenselaar. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

Morphology General Habit
Herb up to 30 cm high.
Vegetative Multiplication Corms
Corm oblong-ovoid, 1.5–2.5 cm long, 1–1.8 cm in diameter; cataphyll up to 6 cm long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves narrowly elliptic to linear, 13–31 cm long, 0.5–1 cm wide, apex acute to acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts white to greenish, with dark green or purple to brown vascular bundles, (broadly) elliptic, 2.5–8 cm long, 1.4–2 cm wide, apex acuminate to cuspidate; pedicel up to 2(–3) cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers yellow-green; perianth segments elliptic-ovate, 5–10 mm long, 3–4 mm wide, base clawed, apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments 6–9 mm long; anthers 1–2 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 5–9 mm long, 2–4 mm wide; styles 2–5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 9–13 mm long, 5–7 mm in diameter.
Figures
Fig. 1 (page 3).
Habitat
Short grassland, often grazed or fire-swept, on shallow soil over rock, sometimes in bushland; 1500–3400 m
Distribution
K3 K4 K6 T1 T2 T3 T4 T7 U1

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Colchicum striatum (Hochst. ex A.Rich.) J.C.Manning & Vinn. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Ash [810], Ethiopia Androcymbium striatum 36401.000
Ash [512], Ethiopia Androcymbium striatum 37435.000
Schimper, M.W. [323], Ethiopia Androcymbium striatum K000366023

First published in Taxon 56: 881 (2007)

Not accepted by

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Androcymbium striatum.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: 1-586. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Hoenselaar, K. (2005). Colchicaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-20.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2009). Flora Zambesiaca 12(2): 1-208. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0