899.000 Aneilema R. Br.

Faden, R.B. (1991) The Morphology and Taxonomy of Aneilema R. Brown (Commelinaceae) Smithsonian Contributions to Botany Number 76 Smithsonian Institution Press

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs. Leaves alternate. Inflorescence a thyrse, usually terminal. Flowers bisexual, bisexual and male or bisexual, male and female; all types present in same inflorescence. Sepals 3, free. Petals 3, free, upper 2 with a claw, lower 1 (the central petal) usually reduced or different in form. Staminodes 3, with 2-lobed anthers. Stamens 3, the middle one differing from the other 2. Ovary 2-3-locular. Capsule usually dehiscent, puberulent, 2-valved.

Derivation of name: Without spathes or sheaths (Greek).

Worldwide: 62 species in warm zones, mostly in Africa

Zimbabwe: 8 taxa.

Aneilema johnstonii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aequinoctiale (P. Beauv.) LoudonE,SDescription, Image
hockii De Wild.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
indehiscens Faden subsp. lilacinum FadenS
johnstonii K. Schum.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
nicholsonii C.B. ClarkeN,W,E,SDescription, Image
pedunculosum C.B. ClarkeSDescription, Image
schlechteri K. Schum.S
welwitschii C.B. ClarkeEDescription, Image

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Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Aneilema

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Aneilema.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=316, retrieved 27 July 2016

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