1088.000 Eucomis L'Hér.

Description of the genus

Bulbous, perennial herbs. Leaves several to many, in a basal rosette, smooth, shiny, occasionally with purple spots or stripes. Inflorescence a raceme of many flowers, topped with a coma of green leafy sterile bracts. Fertile bracts smaller than sterile. Flowers greenish (in ours). Perianth segments fused at base; lobes spreading, persistent. Stamens 6; filaments fused below to form a shallow cup. Ovules many. Fruit a 3-angled capsule. Seeds black or brown.

Worldwide: 10 species in tropical and S Africa

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Eucomis autumnalis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
autumnalis (Mill.) Chitt.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
zambesiaca Baker

Other sources of information about Eucomis:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Eucomis
Flora of Malawi: Eucomis
Flora of Mozambique: Eucomis
Flora of Zambia: Eucomis
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Eucomis

External websites:

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

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: Eucomis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=353, retrieved 29 July 2016

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