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.

Derivation of name: from Greek: kyrtos meaning curved, anthos, a flower, referring to the curved perianth tube.

Worldwide: 47 species in tropical and South Africa.

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

Cyrtanthus galpinii

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

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

Other sources of information about Cyrtanthus:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cyrtanthus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cyrtanthus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cyrtanthus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cyrtanthus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Cyrtanthus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cyrtanthus
JSTOR Plant Science: Cyrtanthus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cyrtanthus
Plants of the World Online: Cyrtanthus
Tropicos: Cyrtanthus
Wikipedia: Cyrtanthus

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: Cyrtanthus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=368, retrieved 30 May 2024

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