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: 1 cultivated taxon.

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SpeciesContent
northiana (Schneev.) Sprague

Other sources of information about Neomarica:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Neomarica
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Neomarica
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Neomarica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Neomarica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Neomarica
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Neomarica

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Neomarica.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1775, retrieved 7 December 2019

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