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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Africa.

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Asphodelaceae, S. Kativu. Flora Zambesiaca 12:3. 2001

Morphology General Habit
Perennial glabrous herb, erect to ± decumbent, up to 90 cm tall from a small woody rhizome, acaulescent; roots many, somewhat fleshy, usually ± swollen and tapering to the tip or narrowly fusiform or terete and ± fibrous, often with root hairs producing a felted covering.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves of 2 kinds; outer leaves reduced to chartaceousbrown sheaths (squamae), 2 or more forming a persistent narrowly tubular base enveloping each leaf base and the peduncle base; inner leaves many, up to 25 cm long and 3 mm in diameter, ± terete, erect or drooping, often glutinous, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence usually 1, erect, branching divaricately above the middle; branches all alternate or the first 3 arising trichotomously from a club-shaped peduncle apex with subsequent branches alternate; peduncle stout, 2–8 mm in diameter, terete, or ± club-shaped at the apex, glabrous; bracts c. 3 mm long, ovate, membranous, white with a brown keel; flowers many, racemosely arranged and spaced on terminal branches; pedicels 2–11 mm long, erect in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth segments c. 11 mm long, recurved from near the base, white, dark-keeled, with 2 yellow spots near the base; the 3 outer filaments erect and muricate, the 3 inner curving outwards above the ovary and densely shaggy-scabrid in the upper portion with retrorse yellow hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule smooth or slightly rugose, without tubercles, sparsely yellow-flecked, up to c. 5.5 mm long, subglobose to somewhat 3-angular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds c. 2 per locule, sharply angled, c. 1.5 mm long, white-spotted becoming greyish-black when mature.

Native to:

Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, Namibia, Northern Provinces

Trachyandra laxa (N.E.Br.) Oberm. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bothalia 7: 739 (1962)

Accepted by

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Pope, G.V. (ed.) (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 12(3): 1-106. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Pope, G.V. (ed.) (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 12(3): 1-106. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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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