Unknown plant species from Zambia (Lusaka-Area)

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8 years 11 months ago #9732 by Tassilo
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Hi together,
may be someone can help me with identification of the plant species on the picture.
It`s from my trip to Zambia (16.11.-04.12.2008).
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I was really impressed by the emerald season !
Not so many bird species as expected, and no one of the special Zambian-Miombo-Woodland-Species. But all in all a really nice trip with three lifers: Dwarf Bittern, Black Cuckoo and Moustached Grass-Warbler.
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8 years 11 months ago #9734 by nkgray
nkgray replied the topic: Re: Unknown plant species from Zambia (Lusaka-Area)
Tassilo,

Snap! Photo below taken in the Kolwezi area of the DRC 3-4 weeks ago. I'd also like to know what it is.



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8 years 11 months ago #9735 by Doug
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Cannot help you on the flowers unfortunately but just to report we also saw Dwarf Bittern at Vaalkop Dam today.....

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8 years 11 months ago #9761 by Tassilo
Tassilo replied the topic: Re: Unknown plant species from Zambia (Lusaka-Area)
Hi all,
here is a picture with more details of the flower

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6 years 4 months ago #53781 by Tassilo
Tassilo replied the topic: Re: Unknown plant species from Zambia (Lusaka-Area)
Hi there,
Bastiaan from Kasanka Trust Zambia could finally identify the plant species:
it is the "Yellow trumpet flower" Costus spectabilis, Costaceae, Zingiberales.

He wrote me the following: It is a common flower in Kasanka, flowering after the first rains in November/December.

Thanks to Bastiaan for the ID


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