1167.010 Scadoxus Raf.


Description of the genus

Basal parts either a rhizome or a partly rhizomatous bulb. Petioles forming a false stem; lamina lanceolate to ovate. Scape solid, unwinged; involucral bracts 4 to many. Flowers numerous, red or pink. Fruit a spherical berry. Seeds 1-3.

Worldwide: 9 species in tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Scadoxus multiflorus subsp. multiflorus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
multiflorus (Martyn) Raf. subsp. multiflorus N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
pole-evansii (Oberm.) Friis & Nordal[End][VU]EDescription, Image
puniceus (L.) Friis & Nordal[DD]WDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Scadoxus:

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Flora of Botswana: Scadoxus
Flora of Caprivi: Scadoxus
Flora of Malawi: Scadoxus
Flora of Mozambique: Scadoxus
Flora of Zambia: Scadoxus
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Scadoxus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Scadoxus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Scadoxus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Scadoxus
Wikipedia: Scadoxus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Scadoxus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Scadoxus

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: Scadoxus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=362, retrieved 2 April 2023

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