1315.000 Watsonia Mill.

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

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, deciduous; corms depressed-globose. Leaves several, 2-ranked, basal and cauline; lamina lanceolate to linear, mid-vein usually prominent. Inflorescence a spike or panicle taller than the leaves; flowers 2-ranked, zygomorphic, rarely actinomorphic, orange, red, rarely cream to pale yellow or white; corolla trumpet-shaped; base tubular, curved, flaring from base upward, 6-lobed above. Fruit a capsule, oblong, globose or spindle shaped.

Worldwide: 52 species in South Africa.

Zimbabwe: 0 cultivated taxa.

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

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: Watsonia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1777, retrieved 27 September 2021

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