1196.000 Eucharis Planch. & Linden

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

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, bulbs subterranean, base producing offsets. Leaves radical, few or several; base abruptly narrowed into a slender petiole; lamina ovate or lanceolate. Inflorescence an umbel, few flowered; flowers nodding; peduncle solid. Flowers large and showy, white; radially symmetric; perianth tube cylindric, short with a dilated throat; segments equal, oval or oblong; ovary inferior. Fruit a capsule, loculicidal; deeply trilobed. Seeds few, often single; large, rounded, black or blue.

Worldwide: 17 species with natural hybrids, tropical America

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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grandiflora Lindl.

Other sources of information about Eucharis:

External websites:

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

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: Eucharis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1637, retrieved 25 February 2024

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