Agapanthus L'Hér.

First published in Sert. Angl.: 17 (1788), nom. cons.
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Mozambique to S. Africa.

Descriptions

Morphology General Habit
Perennial geophytic herbs, with an upright stem and thick rhizomes; roots fusiform, fleshy.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves linear, the margins smooth, ridged.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle stout, terete or slightly compressed, without bracts, bearing two deciduous spatheate valves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels erect, spreading, with persistent thread-like bracts at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth blue, zygomorphic, segments fused at the base, subequal, the outer three narrower, thickened and uncinate at the apex; outer face with a median ridge, inner ones grooved along the same line.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments declinate, of unequal length; anthers dorsifixed, dehiscence introrse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary sessile, ovoid to oblong; style curved downwards; stigma small.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule oblong; seeds many, flat, black, winged.
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Sources

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 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 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0