Gloriosa modesta (Hook.) J.C.Manning & Vinn.
  • Taxon

This taxon is accepted by Colchicaceae
Notes: More details could be found in The Plant List v.1.1. Originally in The Plant List v.1.0


A scandent plant with a small tuber. Stems simple, glabrous. Leaves about 13 cm long, 0.8 to 1.2 cm. broad, lanceolate, long attenuated into a tendril, glabrous. Flowers solitary in the axils of the leaves. Pedicels up to 1 x 5 cm long, terete, glabrous. Perianth campanulate, 2-2 cm long, glabrous; tube very short; lobes lanceolate, acuminate, acute, with a prominent mid-rib. Stamens inserted at the base of the perianth-tube; filaments 3 mm long, flattened, linear; anthers 5 mm long, oblong. Ovary 6 mm long, ellipsoid, glabrous; style 3 mm long, terete; lobes 1-5 mm long, linear.


Extends from East London to Natal and Swaziland and into the northern Transvaal, and has also been recorded from the eastern parts of the Orange Free State.


  • 1 Phillips, EP, Lansdell, KA. 1930. Littonia modesta Hook.. Fl. Pl. South Africa. 1. t.366.
  • 2 Taxon

 Information From

World Flora Online Data. 2017.
  • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
e-Flora of South Africa
e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute.
  • B South African National Biodiversity Institute
World Flora Online consortium
World Flora Online Data. 2018.
  • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).