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:

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

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: Ismene.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1638, retrieved 16 April 2024

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