Asphodelaceae, Christopher Whitehouse. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2002
- Morphology General Habit
- Perennial herb from small corm-like rootstock with slightly fleshy roots 3–4 mm in diameter.
- Morphology Leaves
- Leaves linear, 30–100 cm long, 1–2 cm wide towards the base, prominently keeled.
- Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
- Inflorescence 50–150 cm tall; raceme very dense, 4–15 cm long, 2–5 cm wide, opening from the top downwards; fertile bracts lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, 6–10 mm long, 1–2 mm wide at the base, acuminate at the apex; pedicels 1.5–3.5 mm long, elongating to 6 mm in fruit.
- Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
- Flowers yellow to orange-yellow or red; perianth-tube campanulate, 9–19 mm long, 2 mm wide around the ovary, slightly constricted above the ovary, 6–7 mm wide at the mouth; stamens exserted for 10–13 mm, filaments yellow to red, anthers orange or red; style exserted for 13–15 mm.
- Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
- Capsules ovoid to globose, 6–10 mm long, 6–8 mm wide.
- Not known for East Africa, grassland often near streams or on steep slopes in Ethiopia; ± 2600 m
- K1 U1
Flora of Tropical East Africa
- Flora of Tropical East Africa
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