Afrosolen coeruleus (Schinz) Goldblatt & Manning

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Synonyms: Ixia dinteri Schinz
Lapeirousia coerulea Schinz
Psilosiphon coeruleus (Schinz) Goldblatt & Manning
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Status: Native
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Habitat: In pans, grassland or on rocky outcrops, usually in seasonally wet, poorly drained soils.
Flowering time:Dec - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Botswana and Namibia
Botswana distribution: N,SW
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Goldblatt, P. (1990). Systematics of Lapeirousia (Iridaceae–Ixioideae) in Tropical Africa Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 77(3) Pages 445 - 447. As Lapeirousia coerulea (Includes a picture).

Goldblatt, P. (1993). Iridaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(4) Pages 30 - 31. As Lapeirousia coerulea

Goldblatt, P. & Manning, J.C. (2015). Systematics and Biology of Lapeirousia, Codonorhiza, Psilosiphon and Schizorhiza in Southern Africa Strelitzia 35 South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria Pages 121 - 123. As Psilosiphon coeruleus (Includes a picture).

Goldblatt, P. & Manning, J.C. (2016). Nomenclatural adjustments in African plants 2 Bothalia 46(1) Page 4.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 125. As Lapeirousia coerulea

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Afrosolen coeruleus., retrieved 5 December 2022

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