1140.000 Ophiopogon Ker Gawl.

Staples, G.W. & Herbst, D.R. (2005) A Tropical Garden Flora; plants cultivated in the Hawaiian islands and other tropical places. Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs with rhizomes; roots fibrous or enlarged. Leaves tufted, grass-like, linear, leathery. Inflorescence a raceme or spike. Flowers radially symmetric, pointing downwards; corolla bell-shaped, pale purple to white. Fruit berry-like rupturing early. Seeds usually blue, fleshy.

Worldwide: C. 20 species from India to Japan and south-east to the Philippines.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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japonicus (Thunb.) Ker Gawl.

Other sources of information about Ophiopogon:

External websites:

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

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: Ophiopogon.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1819, retrieved 21 September 2021

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