1307.000 Sparaxis Ker Gawl.

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

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, small, deciduous; corm globose to conical. Leaves several, unifacial, mostly basal; lamina usually lanceolate; apex usually obtuse. Inflorescence a spike; bracts dry, crinkled, translucent, irregularly streaked with brown markings. Flowers often large, variously coloured, actinomorphic and rotate or zygomorphic and bilabiate; tepals sub-equal and spreading, or the uppermost largest. Fruit a barrel-shaped capsule. Seeds 8-15 per locule, globose, glossy.

Worldwide: 15 species in South Africa.

Zimbabwe: 0 cultivated taxa.

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Sparaxis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1776, retrieved 29 November 2021

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