1229.000 Curculigo Gaertn.

Description of the genus

Herbaceous geophytes with a fibrous base and with a rhizome. Leaves basal, sessile, plicate, with a sheathing base; outermost reduced to cataphylls. Indumentum of 2-armed or stellate hairs. Inflorescences borne near the base. Flowers with ovary hidden within the sheathing leaf bases; the perianth, stigma and anthers borne well above the ovary on an elongated narrow tube (the perianth tube). Perianth lobes yellow. Fruit fleshy and indehiscent, enclosed within the leaf base remnants and bearing the persistent perianth rube. Seeds black, glossy, strophiolate.

Worldwide: 10 species in the southern hemisphere tropics

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Curculigo pilosa

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
pilosa (Schumach. & Thonn.) Engl.N,C,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Curculigo:

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

External websites:

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

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: Curculigo.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=376, retrieved 14 December 2018

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