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An exposed plant by Robert v. Blittersdorff, Africanplants.senckenberg.de.


The flowers by Robert v. Blittersdorff, Africanplants.senckenberg.de.

Author: 

╔mile A.J. De Wildeman, 1903

Family: 

CAMPANULACEAE

Origin: 

Congo, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Za´re

Soil: 

Mix - Rich

Water: 

Medium

Sun: 

Medium - Maximum

Thickness: 

2 Centimetres

Height: 

8-80 Centimetres

Flower: 

Pale Blue - Mauve - Purple

Propagate: 

Seeds

Names: 

-

Synonyms: 

Cyphia scandens, De Wild. 1903.
Cyphia regularis,
E.Wimm. 1952.
Cyphia rhodesiaca, E.Wimm. 1968.

This member of the Campanulaceae family was given this name by ╔mile Auguste Joseph De Wildeman in 1903. It is found in Congo, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Za´re, growing in a well drained but rich soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to two centimetres in diameter, the entire plant from eight to 80centimetres in height. The flowers are  pale blue to mauve or purple.

The genera name from Cyphi an Egyptian perfuming powder, due to the scent of the flowers - OR: Greek. kyphos; 'bent'; referring to the shape of the style and stigma.
The species name referring to the growing-form: 'Upright, perpendicular'.


The caudex by Robert v. Blittersdorff, Africanplants.senckenberg.de.