Gloriosa modesta

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Gloriosa modesta


Taxonavigation: Liliales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Liliales

Familia: Colchicaceae
Tribus: Colchiceae
Genus: Gloriosa
Species: Gloriosa modesta


Gloriosa modesta (Hook.) J.C.Manning & Vinn., Taxon 56: 178 (2007).


  • Basionym
    • Littonia modesta Hook., Bot. Mag. 79: t. 4723 (1853).
  • Heterotypic
    • Littonia keitii Leichtlin, Garden (London, 1871-1927) 24: 87 (1883).
    • Littonia modesta var. keitii (Leichtlin) Leichtlin, Garden (London, 1871-1927) 28: 116 (1885).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Southern Africa
      • Cape Provinces; Free State; KwaZulu-Natal; Mozambique; Northern Provinces; Swaziland; Zimbabwe

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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