Kabuyea hostifolia (Engl.) Brummitt

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Kabuyea hostifolia

Photo: Tomas Buruwate
Niassa Game Reserve.

Kabuyea hostifolia

Photo: Tomas Buruwate
Niassa Game Reserve.

Kabuyea hostifolia

Photo: Tomas Buruwate
Niassa Game Reserve.

Kabuyea hostifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Southern margin of Inhamitanga Forest near railway line, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Kabuyea hostifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Southern margin of Inhamitanga Forest near railway line, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Kabuyea hostifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Southern margin of Inhamitanga Forest near railway line, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Kabuyea hostifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Southern margin of Inhamitanga Forest near railway line, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

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Synonyms: Cyanastrum bussei Engl.
Cyanastrum hostifolium Engl.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb up to c. 60 cm tall. Corms up to 2 cm in diameter, as broad as deep, shortly cylindric or sometimes discoid, at or just below ground level, often forming characteristic vertical "chains". Mature leaves elliptic to linear-oblanceolate, 10–60 × 3–9 cm (including an indistinct petiole); young leaves sheathing and more or less funnel-shaped at first, with the flowering scape well exserted from the centre. Inflorescence 15–35 cm long including the scape. Raceme up to 9 cm long, 10–25-flowered; bracts up to 3 cm long, successively shorter towards the apex; pedicels 2–8 mm long, rigidly ascending. Flowers white, with yellow filaments; tepals 7–12 × 2–5 mm. Capsule 1–2-lobed, with persistent remnants of aborted lobes, maturing to dark-brown; lobes globose, 4.5-6 mm in diameter, hairless.
Notes: This species was not listed for the MS Division in Flora Zambesiaca 12-3 (2001).
Derivation of specific name: hostifolia: with leaves like a Hosta, a genus of monocot plants popular as garden subjects.
Habitat: In riverine forest or woodland, usually in damp, shady places.
Altitude range: 0 - 700 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS
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Content last updated: Monday 7 May 2018
Literature:

Cowley, E.J. & Brummitt, R.K. (2001). Tecophilaeaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Pages 22 - 23. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Kabuyea hostifolia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Kabuyea hostifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Kabuyea hostifolia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Kabuyea hostifolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Kabuyea hostifolia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Kabuyea hostifolia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Kabuyea hostifolia
iNaturalist: Kabuyea hostifolia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Kabuyea hostifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Kabuyea hostifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Kabuyea hostifolia
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Kabuyea hostifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Kabuyea hostifolia
Plants of the World Online: Kabuyea hostifolia
Tropicos: Kabuyea hostifolia
Wikipedia: Kabuyea hostifolia


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Kabuyea hostifolia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=186040, retrieved 31 October 2020

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