989.010 Trachyandra Kunth

Kativu, S. (1996) Asphodelaceae of the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia 16(1) 27-53

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs. Roots fibrous, sometimes bearing tubers. Leaves rosulate with tubular bases which often persist as a sheath of fibres; lamina flat or subterete, narrow. Inflorescence an axillary, simple or compound raceme. Pedicels not articulated. Perianth rotate, white or occasionally dull yellowish, with 1 dark central vein. Filaments retrorsely scabrid. Ovary sessile. Capsule spherical to oblong.

Derivation of name: From the Greek: Trachyos rough and andros, male; referring to the rough filaments

Worldwide: 65 species in tropical and South Africa and Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Trachyandra saltii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
arvensis (Schinz) Oberm.N,W,CDescription, Image
malosana (Baker) Oberm.N,E
saltii (Baker) Oberm.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

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Wikipedia: Trachyandra
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Trachyandra
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Trachyandra

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: Trachyandra.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=335, retrieved 28 March 2023

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