1046.000 Agapanthus L'Hér.

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

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs from a rhizomatous root stock; roots fleshy. Leaves basal, 2-ranked; lamina strap-like, leathery; bases slightly swollen in deciduous species. Inflorescence an umbel subtended by two large membranous bracts. Flowers funnel-shaped or tubular; blue or white; tepals united below into a short tube. Fruit 3-angled capsule, loculicidal. Seeds several per chamber, black, flat, winged.

Worldwide: 7 species in Cape Province South Africa

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

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africanus (L.) Hoffmanns.
spp. sensu Biegel

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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: Agapanthus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1632, retrieved 21 February 2024

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