Colchicum capense (L.) J.C.Manning & Vinn.
  • Taxon


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Colchicum capense (L.) J.C.Manning & Vinn. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000808242. Accessed on: 09 Jul 2020'

Morphology

Acaulescent, cormous geophyte, often clumped. Leaves 3, lower 2 lanceolate, margins ciliate, 40-120 x 15-30, uppermost erect, bract-like; outer bracts ovate, white or pale green, margins ciliate, inner smaller. Flowers hidden by bracts, 2 or 3, tepal claw 8-10 mm long, blade auriculate-cucullate, margins minutely ciliolate, 6-8 mm long; filaments green or purple, 6-8 mm long, anthers ±2 mm; styloids 7-10 mm long. July-Aug.(Sept.).

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    Acaulescent, cormous geophyte. Leaves lanceolate, margins ciliate, sometimes undulate. Flowers enclosed in large white bracts, sometimes striped green, inner smaller with ciliate margins, tepals auriculate below; filaments green or purple, anthers yellow, ± 2 mm long; styloids with median longitudinal crest.

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    Habitat

    Stony clay and gravelly flats.

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    Distribution

    Central Namaqualand and Knersvlakte through Hantam, Roggeveld and Tanqua Karoo to SW Cape.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Manning, JC. 2013. Colchicaceae. 57 - 62. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
    • 2 Manning, JC; Goldblatt, P. 2012. Colchicaceae. 80 - 83. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
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     Information From

    Colchicaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
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