969.000 Androcymbium Willd.

Description of the genus

Acaulescent herbs with an asymmetrical corm. Leaves 2-many, distichous, canaliculate with a broad sheathing base. Flowers 1-many in a terminal capitulum surrounded by, often large, green or colourful petaloid bracts. Perianth segments 6, free, ovate-acuminate. Ovary 3-locular, deeply 3-sulcate. Capsule 3-sulcate. Seeds spherical or angled , minutely verrucose.

Comment: Herbs, with short stems, or stemless above ground, from corms with firm dark tunics. Leaves grading into green or coloured bracts, surrounding the inflorescence.

Worldwide: 30 species in tropical and subtropical Africa, including the Mediterranean littoral, the Canary Is and the Middle East

Zambia: 2 taxa.

Androcymbium striatum

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
roseum Engl. W,C,SNw,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
striatum Hochst. ex A. Rich.B,CLk,WDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Androcymbium
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Flora of Malawi: Androcymbium
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Androcymbium

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Androcymbium.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=328, retrieved 18 July 2024

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