Brunsvigia Heist.

First published in Beschr. Neu. Geschl.: 3 (1755)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tanzania to S. Africa.

Descriptions

Flora Zambesiaca Amaryllidaceae by C. Zimudzi, R.H. Archer, E.G. Kwembeya & I. Nordal

Morphology General Habit
Bulbous herbs; bulbs usually large, subterranean or partly above ground.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 2 to many per season, of various shapes, usually broad and prostrate, produced with or later than the inflorescences.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers few to many in umbels.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape solid, caducous for seed dispersal; spathe valves 2. Pedicels elongating and spreading after fertilisation.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth zygomorphic or nearly regular with a short tube; segments spreading to recurved.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens arising from perianth tube, ± declinate or erect; filaments filiform, unequal, in 1 or 2 series.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary more or less obconical, with several to many superimposed ovules in each locule; style filiform, declinate; stigma capitate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit dry, obtusely or acutely 3-angled, transversely veined, with loculicidal dehiscence or sometimes breaking unevenly.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds subglobose, reddish green.
Ecology
A mainly southern African genus with about 20 species; one species in the Flora area.
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Sources

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0