1. Family: Asparagaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Schizocarphus van der Merwe
      1. Schizocarphus nervosus (Burch.) van der Merwe

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Africa.

    [FTEA]

    Hyacinthaceae, Brita Stedje, Ph.D. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1996

    Habit
    Plants usually robust up to 50 cm.
    Bulbs
    Bulb up to 8 cm. in diameter.
    Leaves
    Leaves lanceolate with articulated vascular bundles, up to 38 cm. long and 3.5 cm. wide.
    Scape
    Scape and pedicels pubescent; pedicels 5-13 mm. long in flower, somewhat longer in fruit; bracts up to 11 mm., occasionally pubescent.
    Perianth
    Perianth-segments white, greenish-white, pink to blue often with a green or dark midrib, 3-5 mm.
    Stamens
    Filaments free or united with each other at the base, free part 2-3 mm. long; anthers ± 1.5 mm. long. Filaments and anthers often bluish.
    Pistil
    Ovary ± 1.5 mm. long; style 1.5-3 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsule ± 4 mm. high, 6 mm. wide.
    Seeds
    Seeds black, few per capsule, somewhat turgid and irregularly folded to subglobose, ± 2 mm.
    Habitat
    Usually in grassland, often on burnt ground, on black cotton soil or light loam soil with rocks; 900-2570 m.
    Distribution
    T1 T4 T5 T7 T8

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Schizocarphus nervosus (Burch.) van der Merwe appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Baum, H. [410], Angola Scilla eriospermoides K000257440 Unknown type material
    Sturgeon, K.E. [30815], Zimbabwe Scilla gerrardii 4506.000
    Feb 2, 1934 Allen, C.E.F. [338], Zambia Scilla rigidifolia K000257421 isotype
    Bullock, A.A. [1845], Tanzania Scilla rigidifolia 2469.000
    Stuhlmann [911a], Tanzania Scilla setifera K000257420 Unknown type material
    Burchell [2337-2], South Africa Scilla nervosa K000365588
    Burchell [1968], South Africa Scilla nervosa K000365586 holotype
    Burchell [2663], South Africa Scilla nervosa K000365587
    Drege [4506b], South Africa Scilla nervosa K000365584 isotype
    Burke [s.n.], South Africa Scilla nervosa K000365585
    Baur, R. [378], South Africa Scilla nervosa K000365582 Unknown type material
    Garrard [1829], South Africa Scilla nervosa K000365583 lectotype

    First published in Fl. Pl. South Africa 23: t. 904 (1943)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Manning, J.C., Goldblatt, P. & Fay, M.F. (2004). A revised generic synopsis of Hyacinthaceae in sub-Saharan Africa, based on molecular evidence, including new combinations and the new tribe Pseuoprospereae Edinburgh Journal of Botany 60: 533-568.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Manning, J.C. & Goldblatt, P. (2013). Nomenclatural corrections in sub-saharan Africa, predominantly subfamily Urgineoideae Bothalia 43: 75-80.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Stedje, B. (1996). Hyacinthaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-32.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1988). Flora du Rwanda 4: 1-651. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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