Kabuyea Brummitt

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Mozambique.

[FZ]

Tecophilaeaceae, E. J. Cowley & R. K. Brummit. Flora Zambesiaca 12:3. 2001

Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 3-locular, semi-inferior; ovules 2 per carpel, only one developing into a seed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule with only one or occasionally 2 carpels developing a seed; fertile carpels globose, dehiscing by a complete longitudinal split.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds globose; testa clathrate, the lattice thick and deeply pitted, sometimes the pits completely piercing the testa, the inner walls of the pits covered in microprickles; endosperm present but chalazosperm lacking.
Morphology General Habit
Perennial herbs, acaulescent.
Vegetative Multiplication Corms
Corms several superposed one above the other.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves c. 4, basal, closely enfolding the base of the scape and sheathed by 1 or more outer cataphylls; inner cataphylls present on the scape or absent, not sheathing; leaf laminas ± long-attenuate at the base into an indistinctly defined petiole; petiole shorter than or sometimes nearly equalling the lamina, or petiole absent in young leaves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence scapose with flowers racemosely arranged; scape occasionally with a solitary sterile bract below the lowermost flower; raceme with scarious linear-triangular bracts deciduous at the fruiting stage.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals white, ± free to the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anther thecae oblong, opening introrsely by an oblique clavate pore at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pollen
Pollen grains with a perforate tectum.

Native to:

Mozambique, Tanzania

Kabuyea Brummitt appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Kew Bull. 53: 771 (1998)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Kew Bull. 53: 771 (1998).

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    Flora Zambesiaca
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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. 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 2022. 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