Gloriosa modesta (Hook.) J.C.Manning & Vinn. — Overview

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Perennial herb to 2 m, with climbing stems. Leaves in whorls of 3-4, extremely numerous, lanceolate or linear-lanceolate becoming smaller and narrower above; apex drawn out into a tendril to 2 cm long. Flowers axillary, bright yellow or orange, pointing downwards. Pedicel 2.5-5 cm, bent at apex. Sepals and petals 1.7-4 cm long, lanceolate, acute. Style with 3 recurved branches.


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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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