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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. DR Congo to W. Uganda.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Amaryllidaceae, Inger Nordal (University of Oslo). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1982

Morphology General Habit
Herb up to 75 cm., with an elongated rhizome.
Morphology Leaves
Petioles forming a false stem up to 60 cm., with swollen base; leaf-blade lanceolate, acute, basally attenuate; leaves contemporary with flowers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape 15–45 cm. long, initiated within the false stem, but early breaking through the sheath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucral bracts drooping and withering early.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 10–25, drooping; pedicels 1.5–3.5 cm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth-tube funnel-shaped, 2.5–4 cm. long; segments not spreading, ovate, 1–1.5 cm. long, 4–8 mm. broad, with distinct glandular hairs at apex. Perianth greenish at base, salmon pink to scarlet distally, whitish between.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments flattened, shorter than the segments.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Berries 1.5–2 cm. in diameter.
Habitat
In dense upland rain-forest; 2300–3000 m.
Distribution
U2

Native to:

Uganda, Zaïre

Scadoxus cyrtanthiflorus (C.H.Wright) Friis & Nordal appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
23553.000
Dawe [620], Uganda K000366085

First published in Norweg. J. Bot. 23: 64 (1976)

Accepted by

  • Nordal, I. (1982). Amaryllidaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-30.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Geerinck, D. (1973). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaïre - Rwanda - Burundi) Amaryllidaceae: 1-23. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Meise.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Friis & Nordal in Norw. Journ. Bot .23: 64 (1976).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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