1. Family: Amaryllidaceae J.St.-Hil.
    1. Cryptostephanus Welw. ex Baker

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Africa.

    [FZ]

    Flora Zambesiaca Amaryllidaceae by C. Zimudzi, R.H. Archer, E.G. Kwembeya & I. Nordal

    Habit
    Rhizomatous herbs; rhizome short, with many radiating fleshy roots.
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile, persistent, often twisted, without midrib, lorate, obtuse.
    Scape
    Scape flattened narrowly winged; flowers small, many in a dense umbel subtended by free, reflexed bracts.
    Perianth
    Perianth tube subcylindrical to funnel-shaped; segments ovate or oblong, shorter than tube.
    Corona
    Corona of 12 linear scales, 2 inserted at base of each segment, where they unite running down the tube, from the middle of which the stamen springs; filaments short.
    Ovary
    Ovary 3-locular, with many ovules; style filiform; stigmacapitate.
    Fruits
    Fruit a globose berry.
    Ecology
    A genus of 3 species in tropical Africa, with a single species recorded in the Flora Zambesiaca area.

    Distribution

    Found In:

    Angola, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

    Cryptostephanus Welw. ex Baker appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Bot. 16: 193 (1878)

    Accepted in:

    • [1] Govaerts, R. (1999) World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne

    Literature

    • [2] in J. Bot. 16: 193, t.197 (1878).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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