1272.000 Ferraria Burm. ex Mill.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, dying back each year, with corms. Foliage leaves several, in a distichous fan. Inflorescence composed of several rhipidia; rhipidia several-flowered; spathes herbaceous. Flowers actinomorphic, often dull-coloured and speckled, usually unpleasantly scented. Style branches 3, flattened, finely fringed above; stigma lobe abaxial at base of the fringe. Anthers appressed to the style branches. Fruit a capsule.

Worldwide: 10 species in tropical and S Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Zambia: Ferraria

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

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: Genus page: Ferraria.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=382, retrieved 1 August 2014

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