1261.000 Romulea Maratti

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, dying back each year, with corms. Foliage leaves basal, ± filiform, terete or oval in cross-section with 4 longitudinal grooves. Flowers solitary and terminal, sessile, subtended by 2 opposing bracts; tepals united into a tube, ± equal. Flowers actinomorphic, lilac to violet with a white or yellow centre. Fruit a capsule.

Worldwide: c. 90 species in Europe, the Mediterranean and in southern (especially S.) Africa.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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camerooniana BakerEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Romulea:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Romulea
Flora of Malawi: Romulea
Flora of Zambia: Romulea

External websites:

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

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: Romulea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=379, retrieved 27 May 2024

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