1217.000 Polianthes S. Watson

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

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs with tuberous rootstock. Leaves basal, succulent but narrow, few, mostly reduced, bract-like. Inflorescence in pairs, racemose; articulated at apex. Flowers white or reddish; narrow funnel-form tube; segments short, sub-equal. Fruit capsule with a persistent perianth. Seeds flat.

Worldwide: 17 species in Mexico

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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tuberosa L.

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External websites:

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

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: Polianthes.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1622, retrieved 19 May 2024

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