Nerine laticoma (Ker Gawl.) T. Durand & Schinz

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Nerine laticoma

Photo: Darrel Plowes
8 km east of Oodi, Botswana

Nerine laticoma

Photo: Darrel Plowes
8 km east of Oodi, Botswana

Nerine laticoma

Photo: Darrel Plowes
8 km east of Oodi, Botswana

Nerine laticoma

Photo: Tony Benn
Mmopane, Gaborone

Nerine laticoma

Photo: Tony Benn
Mmopane, Gaborone

Nerine laticoma

Photo: Tony Benn
Mmopane, Gaborone

Nerine laticoma

Photo: Tony Benn
Mmopane, Gaborone

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Synonyms: Amaryllis laticoma Ker Gawl.
Nerine duparquetiana (Baill.) Baker
Nerine falcata Barker
Nerine lucida Herb.
Common names:
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial, growing from a large bulb. Leaves just appearing at time of flowering. Inflorescence spherical, many-flowered. Flowers white with a reddish-pink central line on the lobes.
Notes: A species superficially similar to Ammocharis and Boophone but with distinctly asymmetrical flowers without or with a very short tube. There is only one record (R.N. Davies s.n.) from near Beitbridge at the National Herbarium (SRGH).
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In sandy soils in dry open scrub and grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 600 - 1000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 14 September 2016
Literature:

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 250. (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 84.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 113.

Zimudzi, C., Archer, R.H., Kwembeya, E.G. & Nordal, I. (2008). Amaryllidacae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Pages 116 - 118. (Includes a picture).


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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: Nerine laticoma.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=114950, retrieved 22 November 2017

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