985.010 Jodrellia Baijnath

Kativu, S. (1996) Asphodelaceae of the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia 16(1) 27-53

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs with a short rhizome. Roots fusiform, fleshy. Leaves rosulate; outer scale-like, tubular at base; inner subterete, smaller. Inflorescence a condensed, many-flowered raceme. Bracts white, translucent. Pedicels not articulated. Perianth segments free, pinkish-white; outer ones 3-nerved; inner 1-nerved. Filaments with long hairs. Ovary sessile. Capsule broadly obovoid. Seeds deltoid, not winged.

Comment: The genus is separated from the larger and more familiar Bulbine by the white flowers (yellow in Bulbine), and the leaves overtopping the inflorescences.

Worldwide: 3 species from Central to NE Africa.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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fistulosa (Chiov.) BaijnathB,C,EE,Lk,WDescription, Image

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Jodrellia

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: Jodrellia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=334, retrieved 27 January 2023

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