989.010 Trachyandra Kunth

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

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs. Roots fibrous, sometimes bearing tubers. Leaves rosulate with tubular bases which often persist as a sheath of fibres; lamina flat or subterete, narrow. Inflorescence an axillary, simple or compound raceme. Pedicels not articulated. Perianth rotate, white or occasionally dull yellowish, with 1 dark central vein. Filaments retrorsely scabrid. Ovary sessile. Capsule spherical to oblong.

Derivation of name: From the Greek: Trachyos rough and andros, male; referring to the rough filaments

Worldwide: 65 species in tropical and South Africa and Madagascar

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
arvensis (Schinz) Oberm.B,N,W,CS,WDescription, Image
laxa (N.E.Br.) Oberm. var. rigida (Suess.) Roessl. W
saltii (Baker) Oberm.B,N,W,E,SMc,WDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Trachyandra:

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Flora of Botswana: Trachyandra
Flora of Caprivi: Trachyandra
Flora of Malawi: Trachyandra
Flora of Mozambique: Trachyandra
Flora of Zimbabwe: Trachyandra

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Trachyandra.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=335, retrieved 24 May 2019

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