1194.000 Ismene Salisb. ex Herb.

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

Description of the genus

Perennial herb; bulb ovoid or globose; often extending into neck of clasping distichous leaf bases. Leaves 2-16 sessile, rarely petiolate. Inflorescence umbellate; 1-16 flowered; flowers usually sessile, erect or slightly diverging; bracts 2-3. Flowers large, star-like, fragrant; perianth connate basally into a long or short tube surmounted by conspicuous staminal corona; ovary inferior. Fruit capsule, green; trilocular, large, leathery. Seeds large, green fleshy.

Worldwide: 30-40 species in warm regions of America

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Ismene narcissiflora

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narcissiflora (Jacq.) M. Roem.Image

Other sources of information about Ismene:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Ismene.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1638, retrieved 2 February 2023

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