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This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Bulbous plants sometimes with a sheathing neck around the leaf base.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves appearing after flowering and contemporary with the fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape much reduced, included in neck.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary; spathe single, membraneous, clasping ovary and lower part of perianth tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth with long slender cylindrical tube, lobes spreading, shorter than the tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 6, 12, 18 or more, sometimes joined, all arising from throat of perianth tube; filaments short, free or fused at base, sometimes bearing 2–5 anthers; anthers linear, basifixed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary enclosed in spathe and bulb neck, with many ovules in each locus; style elongate, filiform; stigma capitate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit succulent, clavate, indehiscent, yellowish, aromatic.
Ecology
A genus of about 32 species native to semi-arid areas in southern Africa. Only one species found in the Flora area.

Native to:

Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, Namibia, Northern Provinces

Gethyllis L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 442 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Sp. Pl.: 442 (1753).
  • ―Baker, Handb. Amaryll.: 23 (1888).
  • ―Müller-Doblies in Willdenowia 15: 465 (1986).
  • ―Wilsenach in Plant Life 22: 60 (1966).

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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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/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0