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

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to 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

    Found In:

    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:

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

    Accepted in:

    • [1] (2007) Bothalia 37: 1-8
    • [2] Govaerts, R. (1999) World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne

    Literature

    • [3] ―Reid & Dyer, Rev. Sthn. Afr. Cyrtanthus: 1–68 (1984).
    • [4] Hort. Kew. 1: 414 (1789).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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