1097.000 Veltheimia Gled.

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

Description of the genus

Herbs, bulb pear-shaped or globose. Leaves few to several; lamina lanceolate-oblong, margins undulate, many-nerved. Inflorescence a raceme, densely many-flowered, pedicels short. Flowers purplish-red; perianth tubular, deciduous, limb 6-parted, lobes short. Fruit a capsule, dry membranous, obovate, sharply 3-angle-winged. Seeds black, 2 per locule.

Worldwide: 2 species in South Africa (Cape Province).

Zimbabwe: 0 cultivated taxa.

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Veltheimia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1820, retrieved 28 February 2020

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