Chironia krebsii Griseb.

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Chironia krebsii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Higher slopes Mt Nyangani, Nyanga National Park

Chironia krebsii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Higher slopes Mt Nyangani, Nyanga National Park

Chironia krebsii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Higher slopes Mt Nyangani, Nyanga National Park

Chironia krebsii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Higher slopes Mt Nyangani, Nyanga National Park

Chironia krebsii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Higher slopes Mt Nyangani, Nyanga National Park

Chironia krebsii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Higher slopes Mt Nyangani, Nyanga National Park

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Synonyms: Chironia densiflora Scott Elliot
Chironia palustris sensu Knobl. in Bot. Zentralbl. 60: 329 (1894) p.p., non Burch.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb 40–70 cm tall, sometimes with a creeping rhizome. Stem unbranched, erect. Leaves mostly clustered at the base, often with 1–3 pairs along the stem; basal ones oblanceolate to linear-spathulate, 9–30 cm long; the ones along the stem usually linear to linear-lanceolate, 2.5–14 cm long. Flowers in a terminal branched head on pedicels 1–3 cm long, magenta, rose-pink to red, rarely white. Corolla tube cylindric, 7–10 mm long; lobes oblong-lanceolate, 5–13 mm long. Capsule narrowly ovoid 9–12 mm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: krebsii: after Georg Ludwig Engelhard Krebs (1792-1844), German apothecary, naturalist, chemist, botanist and prolific collector in the Eastern Cape, Madagascar, Mauritania, and Réunion.
Habitat: In marshy ground.
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Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Content last updated: Monday 24 December 2018
Literature:

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 53.

Paiva, J. & Nogueira, I. (1990). Gentianaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4) Pages 32 - 34. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 75.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Chironia krebsii.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=144780, retrieved 7 December 2019

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