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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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Veltheimia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Veltheimia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Veltheimia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Veltheimia
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iNaturalist: Veltheimia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Veltheimia
JSTOR Plant Science: Veltheimia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Veltheimia
Plants of the World Online: Veltheimia
Tropicos: Veltheimia
Wikipedia: Veltheimia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Veltheimia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1820, retrieved 28 May 2023

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