Cyanotis longifolia Benth.

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Cyanotis longifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Cyanotis longifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

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Status: Native
Description:
More or less erect perennial herb, up to 40 cm tall, growing from a dense spreading cluster of fleshy, swollen roots. Leaves mostly basal, more or less erect, linear, up to 30 cm long, covered with spreading hairs, particularly near the base. Flowers in terminal or pseudo-axillary clusters held in a fleshy leaf-like bract; tepals pink, mauve or blue; stamens embedded in dense blue hairs.
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Derivation of specific name: longifolia: with long leaves
Habitat: In woodland
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Images last updated: Friday 3 July 2009
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 244 - 245. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 297. (Includes a picture).

Faden, R. (2012). Commelinaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 16 - 18.

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 87.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cyanotis longifolia
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Cyanotis longifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cyanotis longifolia
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Cyanotis longifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=112920, retrieved 20 November 2017

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