973.000 Ornithoglossum Salisb.

Description of the genus

Herbs with a deep corm. Stems with 3-12 distichous, sheathing leaves. Leaves linear, erecto-patent, canaliculate. Flowers few-many in a cincinnus, pendulous on long patent pedicels which recurve apically. Perianth segments 6, free, persistent. Stamens 6. Ovary 3-locular. Styles long-spreading, 3. Seeds spherical.

Worldwide: 8 species from South Africa north to Tanzania

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Botswana: Ornithoglossum
Flora of Malawi: Ornithoglossum
Flora of Mozambique: Ornithoglossum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ornithoglossum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ornithoglossum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ornithoglossum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ornithoglossum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ornithoglossum
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iNaturalist: Ornithoglossum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ornithoglossum
JSTOR Plant Science: Ornithoglossum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ornithoglossum
Plants of the World Online: Ornithoglossum
Tropicos: Ornithoglossum
Wikipedia: Ornithoglossum

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: Ornithoglossum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=330, retrieved 16 June 2024

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