1268.010 Neomarica Sprague

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

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs; rhizomes short. Leaves distichous; lamina broadly linear with a prominent costa. Inflorescence with peduncle compressed and leaf-like; 1 or few sub-sessile or pedunculate flower clusters. Flower blue, yellow or white; segments of the 2 rows very unlike, outer segments obovate, spreading; inner segments much smaller panduriform, convolute. Fruit a capsule, oblong, loculicidally trivalvate. Seeds sub-globose or angled by pressure with a brown testa and horny endosperm surrounded by a fleshy aril.

Worldwide: 21 species in Mexico to Trinidad and Brazil to North East Argentina.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

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coerulea (G. Lodd.) Sprague
northiana (Schneev.) Sprague

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External websites:

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

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: Neomarica.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1775, retrieved 29 May 2023

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