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:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Polianthes.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1622, retrieved 26 January 2022

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