Aframomum albiflorum Lock

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Aframomum albiflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Aberfoyle Tea Estate, Honde Valley

Aframomum albiflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Aberfoyle Tea Estate, Honde Valley

Aframomum albiflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Swynnerton Memorial to main road, Chirinda Forest

Aframomum albiflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Swynnerton Memorial to main road, Chirinda Forest

Aframomum albiflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Swynnerton Memorial to main road, Chirinda Forest

Aframomum albiflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Swynnerton Memorial to main road, Chirinda Forest

Aframomum albiflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Norseland, Vumba

Aframomum albiflorum

Photo: Neil Crouch
Chirinda Forest

Aframomum albiflorum

Photo: Neil Crouch
Makurupini forest, Chimanimani

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Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Leafy shoots arising from extensive rhizomes. Inflorescences 2-3-flowered, also arising from the rhizome. Corolla white. Labellum white with yellow basal patch.
Notes: See Aframomum angustifolium for comparison and also Hedychium gardnerianum, an alien in forest habitat.
Derivation of specific name: albiforum: with white flowers
Habitat: Understorey and margin of forests
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Pselaphelia flavivitta (Food plant)
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Images last updated: Monday 27 February 2012
Literature:

Lock, J.M. (2010). Zingiberaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(4) Pages 139 - 140.

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 112.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 187.


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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: Aframomum albiflorum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116130, retrieved 18 November 2017

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