1. Family: Amaryllidaceae J.St.-Hil.
    1. Boophone Herb.

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

    [FTEA]

    Amaryllidaceae, Inger Nordal (University of Oslo). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1982

    Habit
    Bulbous plants, with leaves sessile, distichous, strap-shaped and obtuse
    Scape
    Scape solid, with up to more than 100 flowers subtended by 2 free bracts
    Flowers
    Flowers with pedicels considerably elongating in fruit, regular, funnel-shaped, with tube shorter than segments
    Filaments
    Filaments inserted in the throat of the corolla-tube, filiform, with versatile anthers
    Ovary
    Ovary triquetrous, with few ovules per locule
    Fruits
    Capsule with 1 fleshy globose seed.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Bulbous plants with distichous leaves, sessile, strap-shaped and obtuse.
    Scape
    Scape solid.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence many-flowered, subtended by two free bracts.
    Flowers
    Flowers with pedicels considerably elongating in fruit, regular, funnel shaped, with tube shorter than segments.
    Filaments
    Filaments inserted in the throat of the corolla tube, filiform, with versatile anthers.
    Ovary
    Ovary 3-angled, with few ovules per locule.
    Fruits
    Capsule with one pale fleshy globose seed.
    Ecology
    Two species in Subsaharan Africa; one species in the Flora area.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cape Provinces, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Boophone Herb. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Tweedie, E.M., Kenya 17328.000

    First published in Appendix: 18 (1821)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • ―Milne-Redhead & Schweickerdt in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 52: 162 (1939).
    • in Bot. Mag. 48, app.: 18 (1821).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Milne-Redh. & Schweick. in J.L.S. 52: 162 (1939)
    • App.: 20 (1821)

    Sources

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

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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