Siphonochilus kilimanensis (Gagnep.) B.L. Burtt

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Siphonochilus kilimanensis

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Mopeia District, Zambezia province

Siphonochilus kilimanensis

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Mopeia District, Zambezia province

Siphonochilus kilimanensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path from Nhago Camp to nearby settlement, Coutada 12

Siphonochilus kilimanensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path from Nhago Camp to nearby settlement, Coutada 12

Siphonochilus kilimanensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path from Nhago Camp to nearby settlement, Coutada 12

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Synonyms: Kaempferia ceciliae N.E. Br.
Kaempferia kilimanensis (Gagnep.) B.L. Burtt
Common names:
Frequency: Uncommon
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, growing from a short, thick rhizome. Leaves almost fully developed at flowering time, narrowly elliptic, pointed, 12-22 cm long,gradually tapering into a fallse petiole up to 11 cm long, including the leaf sheath. Inflorescence arising from the base of the leafy shoot, 4-10-flowered on a peduncle 19-38 cm long. Corolla violet with a 3-lobed lip.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: kilimanensis: of Kilimane, the district in Mozambique where the type specimen was collected.
Habitat: Grassland , sometimes seasonally flooded, on sandy and black alluvial soils.
Altitude range: 20 - 140 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Restricted to the coastal plain in Central Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: Z,MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Saturday 29 July 2017
Literature:

Lock, J.M. (2010). Zingiberaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(4) Pages 128 - 129.

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


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: Siphonochilus kilimanensis.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=211430, retrieved 21 October 2017

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