Spermatophyta: Monocotyledonae: Asparagales

Alliaceae - Onion family

Kativu, S. (2002) Alliaceae of the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia 18(1) 72-76

Kativu, S. (2008) Alliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1)

Description of the family

Rootstock a bulb or rhizome. Plants sometimes smelling strongly of onion. Flowers in umbels, subtended by a spathe. Perianth segments fused into a tube below, 6-lobed and sometimes with a corona at the mouth of the tube (Tulbaghia). Stamens 6. Ovary superior, 3-locular. Fruit a capsule. Seeds flattened, black, shiny.

Worldwide: 30 genera and 850 species, cosmopolitan, excluding Australia.

Zambia: 1 genus and 4 taxa.

Tulbaghia leucantha

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Tulbaghia L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Alliaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Alliaceae
Flora of Malawi: Alliaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Alliaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Alliaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Alliaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Alliaceae
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Family page: Alliaceae.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=6, retrieved 15 December 2018

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