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.

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    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 Reference Identified As Barcode 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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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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/
    © 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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0