Afrohybanthus latifolius (De Wild.) Flicker

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Afrohybanthus latifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Chiniziua River, Muanza.

Afrohybanthus latifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Chiniziua River, Muanza.

Afrohybanthus latifolius

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

Afrohybanthus latifolius

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

Afrohybanthus latifolius

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

Afrohybanthus latifolius

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

Afrohybanthus latifolius

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

Afrohybanthus latifolius

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

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Synonyms: Hybanthus enneaspermus (L.) F. Muell. var. latifolius (De Wild.) Engl.
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 species rarely grows into a spindly shub up to 3 m tall
Derivation of specific name: latifolius: with broad leaves.
Habitat: Along forest margins, in woodland and grassland.
Altitude range: Up to 500 m
Flowering time:All year
Worldwide distribution: 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:

Flicker, B.J. & Ballard Jr, H.E. (2015). Afrohybanthus (Violaceae), a new genus for a distinctive and widely distributed Old World hybanthoid lineage Phytotaxa 230(1) Page 48.

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): Afrohybanthus latifolius
African Plant Database: Afrohybanthus latifolius
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Afrohybanthus latifolius
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Afrohybanthus latifolius
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Afrohybanthus latifolius
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Afrohybanthus latifolius.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=178730, retrieved 20 April 2021

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