1085.000 Litanthus Harv.

Manning, J.C., Deacon, J. & Goldblatt, P. (2013) A review of the Litanthus group of Drimia Jacq. (Hyacinthaceae: Urgineoideae) with the description of a second species, Drimia stenocarpa, from Western Cape) South African Journal of Botany 90 96-100

Description of the genus

Geophytic herb with a very small bulb, 10 × 8 mm wide, with 1 leaf. Peduncle short, thin, with a 1(-2)-flowered raceme. Perianth tubular; tepals united for at least ⅓ their length. Stamens 6 in one row. Ovary ovoid, sessile, 3-locular. Capsule ovoid. Seeds flattened.

Worldwide: 1 species, confined to southern Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Litanthus pusillus

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pusillus Harv.W,E,SDescription, Image

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Litanthus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=350, retrieved 15 June 2024

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