Zygotritonia Mildbr.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs with spherical corms. Leaves few, the lowest membranous and sheathing the stem base, the foliage leaves 2-4, appearing with the flowers. Inflorescence of spikes bearing many flowers per axis. Flowers zygomorphic; tepals united into a short tube, unequal, linear-spathulate, obtuse, the upper tepal much exceeding the others and arched over the stamens, the lower 3 tepals smallest.

Worldwide: 4 species in Tropical Africa from Senegal to Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

Zygotritonia nyassana

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
atropurpurea Goldblatt & J.C. Manning[End]NNDescription, Image
nyassana Mildbr. N,WNw,Cb,N,CDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Zygotritonia

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Zygotritonia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1966, retrieved 29 January 2023

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