1191.000 Cyrtanthus Aiton

Description of the genus

Bulbous herbs. Leaves linear to lorate, produced with or after the flowers. Scape hollow. Inflorescence of 1-4 flowers, subtended by 2 free bracts. Flowers narrowly funnel-shaped, suberect to nodding. Stamens inserted in the corolla tube. Ovary 3-locular; style 3-lobed. Fruit a loculicidal capsule. Seeds black, flattened, winged.

Worldwide: 47 species in tropical and South Africa

Zimbabwe: 5 taxa.

Cyrtanthus galpinii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
breviflorus Harv.EDescription, Image
galpinii BakerE,SDescription, Image
rhodesianus Rendle[NrEnd]N,C,EDescription, Image
sp.no.1 (Pope & Müller 1817)E
thorncroftii C.H. WrightN

Other sources of information about Cyrtanthus:

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Flora of Malawi: Cyrtanthus
Flora of Mozambique: Cyrtanthus
Flora of Zambia: Cyrtanthus
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cyrtanthus

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Cyrtanthus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=368, retrieved 9 December 2018

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