1225.000 Alstroemeria L.

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

Description of the genus

Erect perennial herbs, rhizomatous with storage roots. Leaves sessile, usually resupinate, linear; margins entire; Inflorescence terminal, umbellate, or of simple or branched cymes; 2-many flowered, rarely solitary; bracts leaf-like. Flowers actinomorphic or zygomorphic; tepals 6, free, 2-whorled; ovary inferior. Fruit a dehiscent capsule. Seeds globose.

Worldwide: 123 species in South America

Zimbabwe: 3 cultivated taxa.

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aurea Graham
psittacina Lehm.Image
pulchella L.f.

Other sources of information about Alstroemeria:

External websites:

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

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: Alstroemeria.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1633, retrieved 3 October 2022

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