1181.000 Zephyranthes Herb.

Description of the genus

Perennial bulbous herbs. Leaves usually present at anthesis. Scape solitary, hollow.Flowers solitary, usually white, tinged with pink, ± actinomorphic. Per. segments 6, united below, inner 3 slightly narrower than outer 3; tube often scaly in throat. Corona 0. Stamens 6, ± equal in length and straight; anthers dorsifixed, versatile. Stigma 3-fid. Fruit a capsule.

Worldwide: 40 species in tropical and warm America

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

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SpeciesContent
candida Herb.
minuta (Kunth) D. Dietr.

Other sources of information about Zephyranthes:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Zephyranthes

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Zephyranthes
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Zephyranthes
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Zephyranthes
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Zephyranthes
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Zephyranthes
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Zephyranthes

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Zephyranthes.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=365, retrieved 25 October 2014

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