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This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Africa.
Haemanthus albiflos

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Bulbous plants without a well-developed rhizome; bulb scales in 2 rows.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves in 2 rows, thick, without petioles and midrib, appearing during or after flowering.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape solid, lateral or central among the leaves; involucral bracts 4 to several, differing in size, either drooping and soon withering or erect and conspicuous at anthesis.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers many, regular; perianth segments white to pink or red, with ± funnel-shaped tube and free segments.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments arising from base of perianth segments, filiform.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary globose, with 1–2 ovules per locule; style with undivided stigma.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a globose berry.
Ecology
A genus of about 25 species distributed throughout South Africa and Namibia; most species in the winter rainfall area and only one species reaching the Flora area.

Native to:

Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

Haemanthus L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
15605.000
19087.000
Troupin, G. [4145], Congo, DRC 24282.000
Burras [SA 122], Namibia 26332.016
Kenya 42897.000
Dawkins [725], Uganda 42898.000
Osmaston, H.A. [1200], Uganda 42901.000
Drummond [3678], Tanzania 42904.000
Orochie, C.F. [23364], Nigeria 42913.000
Bullock [1847] 45576.000

First published in Sp. Pl.: 325 (1753)

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 of West Tropical Africa

  • F.T.A. 7: 386.
  • Sp. Pl. 325 (1735)

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Sp. Pl.: 325 (1753).
  • ―Baker, Handb. Amaryll.: 232 (1888).
  • ―Friis & Nordal in Norw. J. Bot. 23: 63–77 (1976).
  • ―Snijman in J.S. Afr. Bot., Suppl. 12 (1984).

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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