1. Family: Amaryllidaceae J.St.-Hil.
    1. Nothoscordum Kunth

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is America.

    [FTEA]

    Alliaceae, Sarah Smith & Jonathan Stansbie. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2003

    Habit
    Bulbous herbs, resembling garlic but without its smell; bulbs producing many bulbils
    Leaves
    Leaves linear, soft, flat
    Flowers
    Flowers in umbels on long stems overtopping leaves; 2 small bracts below umbel, distinctly overlapping at base; flowers 10–25 per umbel
    Perianth
    Perianth united only at base; lobes white to greenish white
    Stamens
    Stamens shorter than tepals, filaments linear-lanceolate, adjoining in lower half
    Ovary
    Ovary obovoid with many ovules
    Fruits
    Fruit papery
    Seeds
    Seeds shiny, angled.
    [FZ]

    Flora Zambesiaca Alliaceae by S. Kativu

    Habit
    Annual herbs without an alliaceous smell.
    Roots
    Rootstock bulbous, the bulbs producing many bulbils.
    Leaves
    Leaves rosette-forming, narrowly linear, glaucous.
    Peduncles
    Peduncles arising singly from each bulb, erect.
    Perianth
    Perianth united only at base; segments white with a purplish central nerve.
    Stamens
    Stamens included, filaments linear-lanceolate, adjoining in lower half.
    Ovary
    Ovary obovoid with many ovules.
    Fruits
    Capsule papery; seeds angled.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Alabama, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Arkansas, Bolivia, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Chile Central, Chile North, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Florida, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Uruguay, Virginia

    Introduced into:

    Algeria, Azores, Baleares, Bermuda, California, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., Egypt, France, Free State, Great Britain, Greece, Jamaica, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Libya, Madeira, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Palestine, Portugal, Réunion, Sicilia, South Australia, Spain, St.Helena, Tanzania, Tasmania, Western Australia, Zimbabwe

    Nothoscordum Kunth appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Enum. Pl. 4: 457 (1843)

    Accepted by

    • Bosser, J. & al. (eds.) (1978). Flore des Mascareignes 177-188 IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Enum. Pl. 4: 457 (1843)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Enum. Plant. 4: 457 (1843)

    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