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Mauve Ginger

Siphonochilus aethiopicus (Schweinf.) B. L. Burtt

Derivation of specific name

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aethiopicus: of Ethiopia, a historic name for large parts of Africa
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Siphonochilus aethiopicus (Schweinf.) B.L. Burtt Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116150
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Mark Hyde
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Bart Wursten
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Petra Ballings
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Description

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Perennial herb Flowers large and showy, produced in successive pairs at ground level, before the leaves appear.Often flowering after fires, when the large mauve flowers make a short but spectacular display on the bare ground.
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Siphonochilus aethiopicus (Schweinf.) B.L. Burtt Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116150
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Mark Hyde
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Bart Wursten
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Petra Ballings
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Frequency

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Locally frequent
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Siphonochilus aethiopicus (Schweinf.) B.L. Burtt Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116150
author
Mark Hyde
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Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
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Flora of Zimbabwe

Insects whose larvae eat this plant species

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Physcaeneura pione (Light-webbed ringlet)
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Siphonochilus aethiopicus (Schweinf.) B.L. Burtt Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116150
author
Mark Hyde
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Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
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Worldwide distribution

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Widespread in tropical Africa and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Siphonochilus aethiopicus (Schweinf.) B.L. Burtt Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116150
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
original
visit source
partner site
Flora of Zimbabwe