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

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is E. Tropical Africa to Namibia.

    [FTEA]

    Amaryllidaceae, Inger Nordal (University of Oslo). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1982

    Habit
    Rhizome short, with many radiating fleshy roots
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile, without midrib, lorate, obtuse
    Flowers
    Flowers small, many in a dense umbel subtended by many free reflexed bracts
    Perianth
    Perianth-tube subcylindrical to funnel-shaped; segments ovate or oblong, shorter than the tube Corona of 12 linear scales, 2 inserted at the base of each segment, where they unite running down the tube as an adnate strap-shaped process, from the middle of which the stamen springs; filaments short
    Pistil
    Ovary 3-locular, with many ovules; style filiform, with capitate stigma
    Fruits
    Fruit a globose berry.
    [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

    Native to:

    Angola, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

    Cryptostephanus Welw. ex Baker appears in other Kew resources:

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

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in J. Bot. 16: 193, t.197 (1878).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in J.B. 16: 193 (1878)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    [A] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    [B] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    [C] © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    [D] © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0