1. Family: Amaryllidaceae J.St.-Hil.
    1. Brunsvigia Heist.

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

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    Flora Zambesiaca Amaryllidaceae by C. Zimudzi, R.H. Archer, E.G. Kwembeya & I. Nordal

    Habit
    Bulbous herbs; bulbs usually large, subterranean or partly above ground.
    Leaves
    Leaves 2 to many per season, of various shapes, usually broad and prostrate, produced with or later than the inflorescences.
    Flowers
    Flowers few to many in umbels.
    Scape
    Scape solid, caducous for seed dispersal; spathe valves 2. Pedicels elongating and spreading after fertilisation.
    Perianth
    Perianth zygomorphic or nearly regular with a short tube; segments spreading to recurved.
    Stamens
    Stamens arising from perianth tube, ± declinate or erect; filaments filiform, unequal, in 1 or 2 series.
    Ovary
    Ovary more or less obconical, with several to many superimposed ovules in each locule; style filiform, declinate; stigma capitate.
    Fruits
    Fruit dry, obtusely or acutely 3-angled, transversely veined, with loculicidal dehiscence or sometimes breaking unevenly.
    Seeds
    Seeds subglobose, reddish green.
    Ecology
    A mainly southern African genus with about 20 species; one species in the Flora area.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania

    Brunsvigia Heist. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Beschr. Neu. Geschl.: 3 (1755)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Herbertia 7: 45 (1951).
    • ―Dyer in Herbertia 6: 63 (1950);
    • Beschr. Neu. Geschl. 3: 31 (1755).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    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