1. Family: Amaryllidaceae J.St.-Hil.
    1. Nerine Herb.

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


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

    Bulbous herbs with or without a neck.
    Leaves linear to strap-shaped, produced after or with the flowers.
    Inflorescence umbellate with few to many flowers.
    Scapes slender or robust, with two lanceolate spathe valves.
    Perianth funnel-shaped, close to the ovary, erect or curved; segments equal, narrowly oblanceolate, more or less crisped.
    Stamens inserted at base of perianth segments, erect or declinate; filaments filiform, thickened at base, suberect or declinate; anthers oblong.
    Ovary globose, with few ovules in each loculus; style filiform, straight or declinate, obscurely tricuspidate at stigmatose apex.
    Capsule deeply 3-lobed.
    Seeds 1–few in each locule, globose, reddish-green, often viviparous.
    A genus of about 25 species endemic to southern Africa; two species in the Flora area.



    Found In:

    Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

    Introduced Into:

    Azores, France, Great Britain, Madeira

    Nerine Herb. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Identified Reference Herbarium Specimen Type Status
    Trauseld, W.R., South Africa 42894.000

    First published in Bot. Mag. 47: t. 2124 (1820)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011) World checklist of selected plant families published update . Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew


    Flora Zambesiaca
    • ―Traub in Plant Life 23 (suppl.): 1–32 (1967).
    • in Bot. Mag. 47: t.2124 (1820).


    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca

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