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This genus is accepted, and its native range is SE. Sudan to S. Africa.
Boophone disticha

[FTEA]

Amaryllidaceae, Inger Nordal (University of Oslo). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1982

Morphology General Habit
Bulbous plants, with leaves sessile, distichous, strap-shaped and obtuse
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape solid, with up to more than 100 flowers subtended by 2 free bracts
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers with pedicels considerably elongating in fruit, regular, funnel-shaped, with tube shorter than segments
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments inserted in the throat of the corolla-tube, filiform, with versatile anthers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary triquetrous, with few ovules per locule
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule with 1 fleshy globose seed.

[FZ]

Flora Zambesiaca Amaryllidaceae by C. Zimudzi, R.H. Archer, E.G. Kwembeya & I. Nordal

Morphology General Habit
Bulbous plants with distichous leaves, sessile, strap-shaped and obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape solid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence many-flowered, subtended by two free bracts.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers with pedicels considerably elongating in fruit, regular, funnel shaped, with tube shorter than segments.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments inserted in the throat of the corolla tube, filiform, with versatile anthers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 3-angled, with few ovules per locule.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule with one pale fleshy globose seed.
Ecology
Two species in Subsaharan Africa; one species in the Flora area.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cape Provinces, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Boophone Herb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Tweedie, E.M., Kenya 17328.000

First published in Appendix: 18 (1821)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Bot. Mag. 48, app.: 18 (1821).
  • ―Milne-Redhead & Schweickerdt in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 52: 162 (1939).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • App.: 20 (1821)
  • Milne-Redh. & Schweick. in J.L.S. 52: 162 (1939)

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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