973.000 Ornithoglossum Salisb.

Description of the genus

Herbs with a deep corm. Stems with 3-12 distichous, sheathing leaves. Leaves linear, erecto-patent, canaliculate. Flowers few-many in a cincinnus, pendulous on long patent pedicels which recurve apically. Perianth segments 6, free, persistent. Stamens 6. Ovary 3-locular. Styles long-spreading, 3. Seeds spherical.

Worldwide: 8 species from S Africa north to Tanzania

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Ornithoglossum:

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Flora of Botswana: Ornithoglossum
Flora of Malawi: Ornithoglossum
Flora of Mozambique: Ornithoglossum
Flora of Zambia: Ornithoglossum

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

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: Ornithoglossum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=330, retrieved 3 December 2016

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