1. Family: Tecophilaeaceae Leyb.
    1. Kabuyea Brummitt

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Mozambique.

    [FZ]

    Tecophilaeaceae, E. J. Cowley & R. K. Brummit. Flora Zambesiaca 12:3. 2001

    Ovary
    Ovary 3-locular, semi-inferior; ovules 2 per carpel, only one developing into a seed.
    Fruits
    Capsule with only one or occasionally 2 carpels developing a seed; fertile carpels globose, dehiscing by a complete longitudinal split.
    Seeds
    Seeds globose; testa clathrate, the lattice thick and deeply pitted, sometimes the pits completely piercing the testa, the inner walls of the pits covered in microprickles; endosperm present but chalazosperm lacking.
    Habit
    Perennial herbs, acaulescent.
    Corms
    Corms several superposed one above the other.
    Leaves
    Leaves c. 4, basal, closely enfolding the base of the scape and sheathed by 1 or more outer cataphylls; inner cataphylls present on the scape or absent, not sheathing; leaf laminas ± long-attenuate at the base into an indistinctly defined petiole; petiole shorter than or sometimes nearly equalling the lamina, or petiole absent in young leaves.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence scapose with flowers racemosely arranged; scape occasionally with a solitary sterile bract below the lowermost flower; raceme with scarious linear-triangular bracts deciduous at the fruiting stage.
    Tepal
    Tepals white, ± free to the base.
    Anthers
    Anther thecae oblong, opening introrsely by an oblique clavate pore at the apex.
    Pollen
    Pollen grains with a perforate tectum.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Tanzania

    Kabuyea Brummitt appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Kew Bull. 53: 771 (1998)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Kew Bull. 53: 771 (1998).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0