1292.000 Eleutherine Herb.


Standley, P.C. & Steyermark, J.A. (1952) Flora of Guatemala Chicago Natural History Museum

Description of the genus

Glabrous, perennial herbs, arising from purple or purple-brown tunicate bulbs. Leaves few, broad, strongly plicate. Spathes 1 or 2, several flowered; inflorescence pseudo-lateral, pedunculate. Perianth tube 0; segments ± equal, spreading, obovate-cuneate. Stamens borne at base of segments, alternating with the style-arms. Style very short. capsule oblong.

Worldwide: 2 species occurring from Mexico, Central America and the West Indies to South America; cultivated elsewhere, for example in South Africa and Mozambique.

Zambia: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Flora of Mozambique: Eleutherine
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Eleutherine
Flora of Zambia: Eleutherine

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Eleutherine
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eleutherine
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Eleutherine
Wikipedia: Eleutherine
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eleutherine
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eleutherine

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated plants: genus page: Eleutherine.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2434, retrieved 26 September 2022

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