Iphigenia oliveri Engl.

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Iphigenia oliveri

Photo: Pascal Vittoz
Chobe Enclave, Northern Botswana

Iphigenia oliveri

Photo: Pascal Vittoz
Chobe Enclave, Northern Botswana

Iphigenia oliveri

Photo: Pascal Vittoz
Chobe Enclave, Northern Botswana

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Synonyms: Iphigenia bechuanica Baker
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Status: Native
Slender perennial herb, growing from a small ovoid corm. Leaves spiralled along the stem, linear, often tubular near the base. Flowers small, axillary, appearing up-side-down. perianth segments filiform, spreading pale greenish-brown. Ovary longer than stamens. Style with 3 brown, papillate stigmatic branches. Fruit a ribbed oblong capsule.
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Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.
Botswana distribution: N,SE
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Content last updated: Friday 10 February 2017

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 22. As Iphigenia bechuanica

La Croix, I. (2009). Colchicaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2) Pages 191 - 192. (Includes a picture).

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 86. as Iphigenia bechuanica

Maroyi, A (2002). Colchicaceae in Zimbabwe Kirkia 18(1) Page 8. as Iphigenia bechuanica

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 107. As Iphigenia bechuanica

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 117. as Iphigenia bechuanica

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Flora of Mozambique: Iphigenia oliveri
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Iphigenia oliveri

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Iphigenia oliveri
African Plant Database: Iphigenia oliveri
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JSTOR Plant Science: Iphigenia oliveri
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Iphigenia oliveri
Plants of the World Online: Iphigenia oliveri
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Wikipedia: Iphigenia oliveri

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Iphigenia oliveri.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113130, retrieved 19 May 2024

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