Hybanthus enneaspermus (L.) F. Muell.
var. latifolius (De Wild.) Engl.

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Hybanthus enneaspermus var. latifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Chiniziua River, Muanza.

Hybanthus enneaspermus var. latifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Chiniziua River, Muanza.

Hybanthus enneaspermus var. latifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Nhagutua Ranger Post, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma

Hybanthus enneaspermus var. latifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track from rangerpost to old Urema River crossing, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

Hybanthus enneaspermus var. latifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track from rangerpost to old Urema River crossing, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

Hybanthus enneaspermus var. latifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Stream at boundary with Coutada 10, Coutada 12

Hybanthus enneaspermus var. latifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Stream at boundary with Coutada 10, Coutada 12

Hybanthus enneaspermus var. latifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Stream at boundary with Coutada 10, Coutada 12

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Synonyms: Ionidium enneaspermum (L). Vent. var. latifolium De Wild.
Common names: Lady's Slipper (English)
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial, sometimes annual herb, usually up to 60 cm tall. Leaves alternate, 2-6.5 cm long, in this variety more or less broadly elliptic, hairless or sparsely pubescent; margin shallowly serrate. Flowers solitary in the leaf axils on a pedicel up to 1.8 mm long, rose-pink to violet or bluish, normally with darker streaks and white in the centre; lower petal up to 2 × 2 cm, almost square with a short blunt spur. Fruit a 3-sided capsule, 5-8 mm long, pale yellow, hairless.
Notes: This variety rarely grows into a spindly shub up to 3 m tall
Derivation of specific name: enneaspermus: with nine seeds;
latifolius: with broad leaves.
Habitat: Along forest margins, in woodland and grassland.
Altitude range: Up to 500 m
Flowering time:All year
Worldwide distribution: (This variety) West and Central Africa, southern Tanzania and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Pardopsis punctatissima (Larval foodplant)
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Content last updated: Friday 29 April 2016
Literature:

Robson, N.K.B. (1960). Violaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 254 - 258. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hybanthus enneaspermus
African Plant Database: Hybanthus enneaspermus
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Hybanthus enneaspermus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hybanthus enneaspermus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hybanthus enneaspermus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Hybanthus enneaspermus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hybanthus enneaspermus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Hybanthus enneaspermus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Hybanthus enneaspermus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hybanthus enneaspermus
Ispot Southern Africa: Hybanthus enneaspermus
JSTOR Plant Science: Hybanthus enneaspermus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hybanthus enneaspermus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hybanthus enneaspermus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Hybanthus enneaspermus
Tropicos: Hybanthus enneaspermus


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Hybanthus enneaspermus var. latifolius.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=178730, retrieved 24 November 2017

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