1. Family: Amaryllidaceae J.St.-Hil.
    1. Gethyllis L.

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

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

    Habit
    Bulbous plants sometimes with a sheathing neck around the leaf base.
    Leaves
    Leaves appearing after flowering and contemporary with the fruit.
    Scape
    Scape much reduced, included in neck.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary; spathe single, membraneous, clasping ovary and lower part of perianth tube.
    Perianth
    Perianth with long slender cylindrical tube, lobes spreading, shorter than the tube.
    Stamens
    Stamens 6, 12, 18 or more, sometimes joined, all arising from throat of perianth tube; filaments short, free or fused at base, sometimes bearing 2–5 anthers; anthers linear, basifixed.
    Ovary
    Ovary enclosed in spathe and bulb neck, with many ovules in each locus; style elongate, filiform; stigma capitate.
    Fruits
    Fruit succulent, clavate, indehiscent, yellowish, aromatic.
    Ecology
    A genus of about 32 species native to semi-arid areas in southern Africa. Only one species found in the Flora area.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, Namibia, Northern Provinces

    Gethyllis L. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 442 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • ―Müller-Doblies in Willdenowia 15: 465 (1986).
    • ―Wilsenach in Plant Life 22: 60 (1966).
    • ―Baker, Handb. Amaryll.: 23 (1888).
    • Sp. Pl.: 442 (1753).

    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