According to Flora Zambesiaca[FZ]
Flora Zambesiaca Amaryllidaceae by C. Zimudzi, R.H. Archer, E.G. Kwembeya & I. Nordal
- Bulbous plants with a large thickly tunicated bulb.
- Leaves distichous, biflabellately spreading on the ground, falcate, necrotic at apex, margin scabrous, midrib indistinct.
- Flowers umbellate, pedicellate, solitary to many, subtended by two spathe valves.
- Scape arising laterally, solid, erect or reclining.
- Perianth linear to lanceolate, spreading to reflexed, connivent into a subcylindrical tube, which widens at the apex.
- Stamens protruding from perianth tube or slightly within tube; filaments filiform, arising from the base of the segments; anthers dorsifixed.
- Style filiform; stigma undivided.
- Fruit subglobose, indehiscent or bursting irregularly.
- Seeds fleshy, subglobose, greenish.
- A genus of about 8 species in Africa, with 4 in the Flora area.
According to Flora of Tropical East Africa[FTEA]
Amaryllidaceae, Inger Nordal (University of Oslo). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1982
- Bulbous plants with leaves biflabellately arranged, i.e. in 2 opposite fans
- Leaves often falcate and strap-shaped, without intact apices and midrib indistinct, margin scabrous
- Scape lateral, solid, compressed, with an inflorescence of 3–60 flowers subtended by 2 free bracts
- Flowers pedicellate, hypocrateriform, with a long narrow tube and spreading to recurved linear to lanceolate perianth-segments
- Filaments from the base of the segments, filiform
- Ovary with many ovules per locule; style long, with undivided stigma
- Capsule membranous, indehiscent or opening irregularly
- Seeds fleshy, subglobose, pale green, often germinating in the fruit.
Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Chad, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe
First published in Appendix: 17 (1821)
-  Govaerts, R. (1995) World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne
-  ―Milne-Redhead & Schweickert in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 52: 169 (1939).
-  Appendix: 17 (1821).
Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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