1088.000 Eucomis L'Hér.

Description of the genus

Bulbous, perennial herbs. Leaves several to many, in a basal rosette, smooth, shiny, occasionally with purple spots or stripes. Inflorescence a raceme of many flowers, topped with a coma of green leafy sterile bracts. Fertile bracts smaller than sterile. Flowers greenish (in ours). Perianth segments fused at base; lobes spreading, persistent. Stamens 6; filaments fused below to form a shallow cup. Ovules many. Fruit a 3-angled capsule. Seeds black or brown.

Worldwide: 10 species in tropical and South Africa

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
autumnalis (Mill.) Chitt.C,E (Other?)LkDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Eucomis:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Eucomis
Flora of Malawi: Eucomis
Flora of Mozambique: Eucomis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Eucomis
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Eucomis

External websites:

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

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: Eucomis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=353, retrieved 13 April 2024

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