1306.010 Crocosmia Planch.

CURTONUS N.E. Br.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, dying back each year, with corms. Foliage leaves mostly basal, plane or plicate. Flowers actinomorphic (aurea) or zygomorphic (paniculata) with stamens arched under the upper tepal; in shades of orange to red; tepals united into a perianth tube. Stamens and style well exserted from the tepals. Fruit a capsule. Seeds spherical, hard, shiny.

Worldwide: 9 species in tropical and South Africa

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
aurea (Pappe ex Hook.) Planch. subsp. aurea NNDescription, Image
aurea (Pappe ex Hook.) Planch. subsp. pauciflora (Milne-Redh.) Goldblatt WNw

Other sources of information about Crocosmia:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Crocosmia
Flora of Mozambique: Crocosmia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Crocosmia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Crocosmia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Crocosmia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=387, retrieved 12 August 2020

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