1223.000 Beschorneria Kunth

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Robust perennial succulents; usually acaulescent; spreading freely via rhizomes. Leaves in a large rosette; blades usually lanceolate, fleshy with entire margins; terminal spike absent. Inflorescence very large, erect; upper half usually paniculate with flowers which are pendulous in clusters along the inflorescence; bracts colourful. Flowers tubular, green or red with 6 erect perianth segments; ovary inferior. Fruit a capsule.

Derivation of name: after Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Beschorner, 1806–73, German botanist.

Worldwide: 8 species in Central and South Mexico.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

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sp. (Biegel 5357)
yuccoides K. Koch

Other sources of information about Beschorneria:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Beschorneria
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Beschorneria
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Beschorneria
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Beschorneria
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Beschorneria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Beschorneria
JSTOR Plant Science: Beschorneria
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Beschorneria
Plants of the World Online: Beschorneria
Tropicos: Beschorneria
Wikipedia: Beschorneria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Beschorneria.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1615, retrieved 20 May 2024

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