Schizocarphus Van der Merwe

Description of the genus

Fairly robust geophytes. Bulb up to 80 mm in diameter, plate plane with a dense ring of branched roots; bulb leaves imbricate, compact, tunic fibrous. Leaves linear to narrowly lanceolate, glabrous. Inflorescence many-flowered dense racemes on 1-2 erect pubescent scapes, bracts narrow. Tepals free, stellate, light blue or greenish to white. Fruit a globose capsule. Seeds ovoid, black.

Worldwide: One species from East Africa to South Africa.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Schizocarphus nervosus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
nervosus (Burch.) Van der MerweN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Schizocarphus
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Flora of Mozambique: Schizocarphus
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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Schizocarphus
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Wikipedia: Schizocarphus
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Schizocarphus

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: Genus page: Schizocarphus., retrieved 6 February 2023

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