1. Family: Amaryllidaceae J.St.-Hil.
    1. Cyrtanthus Aiton

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Sudan to S. Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Slender bulbous plants, with linear to strap-shaped leaves with entire apices produced with or after the flowers
    Scape
    Scape hollow, with 1–few-flowered inflorescences (in East Africa) subtended by 2 free bracts
    Flowers
    Flowers tubular (not in East Africa) to funnel-shaped, regular to slightly irregular, suberect, nodding
    Stamens
    Stamens inserted in the perianth-tube, with filiform filaments and versatile anthers
    Pistil
    Ovary 3-locular, with many superposed ovules in 2 rows in each locule; style distinctly 3-lobed
    Fruits
    Fruit a loculicidal capsule
    Seeds
    Seeds many, black, flattened, with a wing.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cape Provinces, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Mauritius

    Cyrtanthus Aiton appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Identified Reference Herbarium Specimen Type Status
    Wild, H. [1452], Zimbabwe 17333.000
    Chase, N.C. [1702], Zimbabwe 23560.000

    First published in Hort. Kew. 1: 414 (1789)

    Accepted by

    • Snijman, D.A. (2007). Notes on new and misunderstood taxa of Cyrtanthus (Amaryllidaceae: Cyrtantheae) from the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Bothalia 37: 1-8.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • ―Reid & Dyer, Rev. Sthn. Afr. Cyrtanthus: 1–68 (1984).
    • Hort. Kew. 1: 414 (1789).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Nordal in Norw. Journ. Bot. 26: 183 (1979)
    • Dyer in Herbertia 6:65 (1940)
    • Hort. Kew. 1:414 (1789)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    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/
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    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/
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