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This genus is accepted, and its native range is E. Tropical Africa to Namibia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Rhizome short, with many radiating fleshy roots
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, without midrib, lorate, obtuse
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, many in a dense umbel subtended by many free reflexed bracts
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth-tube subcylindrical to funnel-shaped; segments ovate or oblong, shorter than the tube Corona of 12 linear scales, 2 inserted at the base of each segment, where they unite running down the tube as an adnate strap-shaped process, from the middle of which the stamen springs; filaments short
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 3-locular, with many ovules; style filiform, with capitate stigma
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a globose berry.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Rhizomatous herbs; rhizome short, with many radiating fleshy roots.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, persistent, often twisted, without midrib, lorate, obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape flattened narrowly winged; flowers small, many in a dense umbel subtended by free, reflexed bracts.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth tube subcylindrical to funnel-shaped; segments ovate or oblong, shorter than tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona of 12 linear scales, 2 inserted at base of each segment, where they unite running down the tube, from the middle of which the stamen springs; filaments short.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 3-locular, with many ovules; style filiform; stigmacapitate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a globose berry.
Ecology
A genus of 3 species in tropical Africa, with a single species recorded in the Flora Zambesiaca area.

Native to:

Angola, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

Cryptostephanus Welw. ex Baker appears in other Kew resources:

First published in J. Bot. 16: 193 (1878)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in J. Bot. 16: 193, t.197 (1878).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in J.B. 16: 193 (1878)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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