Trachyandra saltii (Baker) Oberm.

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Trachyandra saltii

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Mt Rukotso, Nyanga

Trachyandra saltii

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Near World's View, Nyanga

Trachyandra saltii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near World's View, Nyanga

Trachyandra saltii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near World's View, Nyanga

Trachyandra saltii

Photo: Bart Wursten
At foot of hills just outside of Zvishavane on road to Mbalabala

Trachyandra saltii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Layby on Zvishavane Mbalabala road at Dadaya High School turn-off

Trachyandra saltii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Layby on Zvishavane Mbalabala road at Dadaya High School turn-off

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Synonyms: Anthericum oatesii Baker
Trachyandra reflexipilosa (Kuntze) Oberm.
Trachyandra saltii (Baker) Oberm. var. oatesii (Baker) Oberm.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Tufted perennial herb, growing from a small vertical rhizome. Leaves grass-like, filiform to linear, up to 60 cm, hairless or with long spreading hairs, mixed with shorter hairs. Inflorescences 1-6 racemes, many-flowered, up to 50 cm tall. Flowers white, c. 20 mm in diameter. Fruit a capsule, subspherical or somewhat 3-lobed, c. 5 mm in diameter, hairless, pale green to brownish.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: saltii: named after Henry Salt (1780-1827), a British traveller in Abyssinia
Habitat: In rocky montane grassland, margins of forest and vleis and open woodland, often on stony or sandy soils, including Kalahari sand.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 2400 m
Flowering time:Nov - Feb
Worldwide distribution: From Ethiopia through East Africa to Namibia, Botswana and South Africa as far as the Eastern Cape
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 25 February 2017
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 58 - 59. (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 292. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 35. As Trachyandra saltii saltii and T. saltii oatesii

Kativu, S. (1996). Asphodelaceae of the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia 16(1) Pages 36 - 38.

Kativu, S. (2001). Asphodelaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Pages 34 - 36. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 64. (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.

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

Shone, D.K. & Drummond, R.B. (1965). Poisonous Plants of Rhodesia Ministry of Agriculture, Rhodesia Page 33.


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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Trachyandra saltii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113220, retrieved 28 June 2017

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